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Personal Details
Date of BirthSeptember 13, 1894
Place of BirthCalhame, Donegal
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinMrs Margret Hanlon, Mother, Calhame Donegal, Ireland
Trade / CallingShipper
Service Details
Regimental Number439234
Service Record Link to Service Record
Battalion52nd Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Date of EnlistmentMay 21, 1915
Age at Enlistment20
Theatre of ServiceGreat Britain
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathApril 28, 1959
Age at Death64
Buried AtLongview Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Longview, Cowlitz, Washington

Hanlon, Andrew James

Andrew James Hanlon was born on 13 September 1894 in Calhame, Donegal, Ireland. His parents were William and Margaret Hanlon. Siblings included brothers: William John (b. 1874), George A. (b. 1893) and Archie (b. 1899).

Andrew immigrated to Canada, arriving aboard the Parisian on 23 May 1913. His destination was Keewatin, Ontario where he intended to work as a mill hand. He was employed as a shipper in the flour mill in Keewatin when he enlisted with the 52nd Battalion on 21 May 1915.

The next month Andrew travelled to Port Arthur for training with the 52nd. His unit arrived in England in December of 1915. On 13 January 1916 Andrew was admitted to hospital in Bramshott. While cleaning his rifle he had tripped and fallen on its bayonet. The bayonet entered the back of his right leg just below the knee. The wound became infected and required four operations and a prolonged healing process. A medical board determined that due to impaired function of his right leg, Andrew was no longer medically fit for service. He was struck off strength in October 1916 and returned to Canada. His official discharge came on 12 January 1917. Andrew was granted a pension for a period of six months at the rate of $96 per annum. He returned to Keewatin.

On 26 April 1924, Andrew married Eugenie Degagne in Vancouver, BC.  They had met in Keewatin where Eugenie had grown up. In May 1924 the newlyweds moved to Sedro-Woolley in the state of Washington, USA. Andrew got a job in the iron foundry there. Three children were born: Marjorie Blanche (b. 1925, married Richard Nash), William C. (b. 1929) and Elizabeth (b.1935).

Andrew James Hanlon died on 28 April 1959 in Washington and is buried in Longview Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Longview, Cowlitz, Washington. His wife, Eugenie passed away in 1981 and is buried beside him.

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