HANNAH, Robert
(Service number 43972)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 28 June 1888 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Walter Hogg(sister), Hakataramea, South Canterbury, NZ
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment,C Company
Date 2 April 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Wellington NZ Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion

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 31 July 1917 Age 28
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery,Comines-Warneton,Hainaut,Belgium
Memorial Reference I G 2
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Hakataramea War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Robert Hannah was the son of Alexander and Janet Hannah of Oamaru, New Zealand, Prior to the war Robert was working as a farm labourer and shepherd in North Otago and South Canterbury prior to joining the army.


Cenotaph Data Base Auckland Museum

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Ann Munro (SC branch NZSG); SCRoll website submission by S Seaton, 11 May 2022

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