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Thomas Hanrahan

Early Life

Thomas HanrahanThomas was born in Stockport, Cheshire. He was the son of Eliza Ann Cartwright (formerly Hanrahan) and the late Patrick Hanrahan. He was the husband of Mary Ann Harrison (formerly Hanrahan) of 5 Clement Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport.

Service Life

Thomas enlisted in Stockport, and originally served with the South Lancashire Regiment (28648). He later transferred to the 9th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment (41330). For his service in the army, Thomas was awarded the Allied Victory Medal and British War Medal. Thomas’ medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

Thomas was killed in action on 8 October 1918. He was 32 years old. Thomas is buried in Serain Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – A.13). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 1.

Thomas's medals Left to Right- Allied Victory Medal, British War Medal Thomas's Dead Man's Penny

 For more information on the next of kin memorial plaque also known as the Dead Man's Penny click here.