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Philip Roderick McRae Hanna

  • Service number
    4/509 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • WW1 Sergeant AWMM
      New Zealand Engineers, Divisional Signals Company AWMM
    • WW2 Lieutenant AWMM
      Royal Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip Roderick McRae AWMM
  • Surname
    Hanna AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4/509 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    18 August 1886 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Banker AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 10 Aug 1914 Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.H. Hanna (father), Whakapirau, via Helensville, Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4/509 AWMM
  • Military service
    Wanganui Collegiate School Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
      British War and Victory medals issued by Imperial Authority because of service with Royal Field Artillery AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 August 1914 AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 33 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 3 AWMM
    Vessel was Maunganui AWMM
    Sapper AWMM
    New Zealand Field Engineers AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      168 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW1 12 February 1917 AWMM
      Commissioned by Royal Field Artillery AWMM
      Sergeant AWMM
      New Zealand Engineers, Divisional Signals Company AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      End of service AWMM
      Lieutenant AWMM
      Royal Field Artillery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Laura Beatrice and Thomas Henry Hanna

    Brother of twins Enid Dupere (Jill) Hanna (wife of Leo Campion (25806) and Launcelot Crawford (Jack) Hanna, they were nicknamed Jack and Jill; brother of Norman Hugh Hanna (800548)

    Held the rank of Sapper at attestation; Corporal 6 November 1915; Sergeant 18 March 1916

    Embarked from Egypt for Gallipoli 12 April 1915

    Embarked for France from Alexandria 6 April 1916

    Discharged in England from NZEF; then joined the Royal Field Artillery

    Presumably was discharged in England from the Royal Field Artillery AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
    83 AWMM
  • Date of death
    13 August 1965 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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