CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Edward Gordon Hanlan
Died: August 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
British Infantry
Battalion:
British Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Margaret G. Hanlan, Mother, 189 Beverley St., Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
189 Beverley St., Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
December 9, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Mining Engineer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
September 21, 1916
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Accident
Battle Died/Wounded:
Flying accident at Sedgeford, England.
Date of Death:
August 9, 1917
Age at Death:
26
Buried at:
Toronto Necropolis, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Sec. C. Lot 40.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 4013 - 26
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Please check Lieut. Hanlan's CVWM record (link on this page) as there is an extensive photo collection attached including his grave photos.

- M. I. Pirie

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant British Infantry British Infantry
Captain Canadian Infantry 97th Battalion
Captain Canadian Infantry 180th Battalion
Captain Canadian Infantry Canadian Infantry

Son of Margaret Hanlan, of 189, Beverley St., Toronto, Ont., and the late Edward Hanlan.

Had served with the 1st and 2nd Colorado Infantry, U.S.A. and 109th Regiment, Canadian Militia.

His father, Edward "Ned" Hanlan (1855-1908), was a world famous oarsman.

Toronto Star - 22 January 1916:

Another promising member of the 180th (Sportsmen's) Battalion offered himself to-day in the person of Gordon Hanlan, eldest son of the late famous oarsman, "Ned" Hanlan, who has applied, through the 109th Regiment, for a commission in the 180th Battalion. Mr. Hanlan, who is 25 years of age, has been absent from Toronto for the past three years, having been employed as a mining engineer in Colorado. During the recent coal strikes in Colorado Mr. Hanlan saw active service as a member of the Colorado National Guard, and has also seen some fighting in Mexico.

Hanlan's body was one of the relatively few that was repatriated to Canada for burial, and he was buried in the Necropolis Cemetery, Cabbagetown District, Toronto.