Hugh Hannam

Surname: Hannam
Other names: Hugh
Other people in this story:
Daniel Hannam
Bessie Hannam (nee Yeatman)
Locations in this story:
Kington Magna, Dorset
Jerusalem, Israel
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Hugh Hannam was born in Kington Magna, Dorset, in 1895 and baptised there on 12 Mar 1895 the son of Daniel Hannam and Bessie Hannam (nee Yeatman).  He lived all his life, until enlisting for Military Service, in Kington Magna.  He had joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No.893).  He was posted to Egypt on 23 Apr 1915. There his unit was incorporated into the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230261). He was killed in action on 21 Nov 1917 and has no known grave.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel, (Panel 3) and on the Kington Magna War Memorial, Kington Magna.  (NB: His name also appears of the Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, War Memorial on a plaque which is thought to have come from Kington Magna.)


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