HANAN, Leonard Carswell
(Service number 3/2641)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Journalist
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Albert Hanan (father), Evans Street Timaru New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Hospital Ship No.1 Maheno (Third Charter)
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Hospital Ship No.1 4th Voyage from NZ
Embarked From Wellington NZ Destination Sea
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Medical Corps

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 January 1919 Age 26
Place of Death New Zealand
Cause The result of war service
Memorial or Cemetery St John's Cemetery,Durham Street,Waikiwi,Invercargill NZ
Memorial Reference Block 3 Section IA
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

SonĀ of James Albert and J.M.Hanan of 177 Leet Street Invercargill. Two sons, Leonard Carswell Hanan (no.3/2641) and James Albert Newton Hanan (no.8/403) died as result of war service.

The family where originally from Invercargill, but spent significant time in a home they had in Beverley Road, Timaru.

"The death is reported from Dunedin of Sergeant Leonard. C. Hannan, son of Mr.J. A. Hanan, formerly of Timaru, and a nephew of Hon. J. H. Hanan, as the result of illness contracted on service. Before leaving for the front the late Sergeant Hanan was secretary to Dr. Valetine, Inspector-General of hospitals and later he was a journalist including Timaru." (Source: Timaru Herald and Otago Daily Times)


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database

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