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  • Brother of Alfred Hanley, killed in action 25 March 1918: Manchester Evening News, 17 April 1918
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Manchester
Alfred Hanley was born in 1889 at Manchester and was the son of John an insurance agent and Annie Frances Hanley née Lynch of 169 Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath, Manchester. His father John was born in 1862 at Liverpool and his mother Ann Frances Lynch was born in 1864 at Manchester, they were married on 27th November 1886 at the parish church St Oswald's at Collyhurst, Lancashire.. They went on to have the following children all born in Manchester, John b1888, Alfred b1889, Rosalind b1891, Ernest b1893, Doris 1895, Cyril b1898, Muriel b1900, Clarice b1901, Harold b1904 and Eric b1907. In the 1911 census the family are living at 169 Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath, Manchester and are shown as John 49 yrs an insurance agent, he is living with his wife Ann Frances 47 yrs and their children, Ernest 18 yrs a watch repairer, Cyril 13 yrs as scholar, Harold 7 yrs a scholar, Eric 4 yrs, Rosalind 20 yrs a mackintosh maker, Doris 16 yrs a mackintosh maker, Muriel 11 yrs a scholar, and Clarice 10 yrs a scholar. In the 1911 census Alfred has left the family home, he is shown as being 22 yrs, single and a teacher, living at School for the Blind and Deaf, Plenhiem Walk, Leeds. Alfred married his wife Annie Eliza Martin in 1915 at Newark; they lived at 23, Spring Gardens, Newark. Probate was proven on 9th July 1918 at Nottingham and shows him as Alfred Hanley of 23 Spring Gardens, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Second Lieutenant H.M. Army died on 24th May 1918 at The London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, effects of £178 12 shilings and 2 pence. Administration to Annie Eliza Hanley, a widow.
He was a teacher
24 May 1918
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Second Lieutenant
Durham Light Infantry
Second Lieutenant Alfred Hanley served with the 1st/5th Bn. Durham Light Infantry. He suffered a head wound on 1st April 1918 and was admitted to hospital at Rouen. He was then returned to England where he was treated for his wounds at The London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, but died on 24th May 1918 . He was given a military funeral on 29 May 1918 with a service at All Saints Church, Newton Heath, followed by interment at Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery, Lancashire C.C.E 1357.
WMR 16019 (Rood Screen): All Saints Church, Newton Heath, Greater Manchester. Both Alfred and his brother Cyril Arthur are commemorated on the rood screen. His brother Private 251003 Cyril Arthur Hanley served with the 1/6th Manchester Regiment, and also fell. He was reported killed 25th March 1918; having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. His brother Ernest, (19504) Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Lewis Gun Section, was reported missing on 24 March 1918 but was confirmed a prisoner of war at the end of April the same year. Manchester Evening News, ‘Wounded’, 11 April 1918: ‘Sec.-Lieut. Alfred Hanley Durham Light Infantry, of 169, Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath, has been wounded in the head and admitted to a hospital abroad. He is one of four brothers [John, Alfred, Ernest, Cyril] who joined the service, the other three still being on active service at the front.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Manchester Evening News, ‘Roll of Honour’, 15 and 16 April 1918: ‘Hanley. Signaller Cyril Arthur Hanley 251003, Manchester Regiment, dearly-loved fourth son of Mr and Mrs J Hanley, 169, Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath, killed in action on March 25, 1918, in his 21st year. He died doing his duty.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Manchester Evening News, ‘Fallen Fighters’, 17 April 1918 (photograph of J Finnigan, CA Hanley, A Walker): Signaller Cyril Arthur Hanley Manchester Regiment, 169, Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath, killed March 25.’ ((www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Manchester Evening News, ‘Missing’, 22 April 1918: The relatives of the undermentioned soldiers would be grateful of any news concerning them … ‘Corpl. Ernest Hanley (19504) Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Lewis Gun Section, missing since March 24th. Parents, 169 Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath. Corpl. Hanley’s younger brother was killed on March 25, and his elder brother, Second-Lieut. Alfred Hanley is in hospital abroad already wounded.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Manchester Evening News, ‘Prisoners of War’, 30 April 1918: ‘Corpl. Ernest Hanley, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 169, Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Manchester Evening News, ‘Roll of Honour’, 27 May 1918: ‘Hanley. In loving and affectionate memory of Sec.-Lieut. Alfred Hanley Durham Light Infantry who died in the London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, on May 24, from wounds received in actin on April 1. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing wife, Annie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Manchester Evening News, ‘Roll of Honour’, 27 May 1918: ‘Hanley, In ever loving memory of Sec. Lieut. Alfred Hanley age 29 years, Durham Light Infantry, dearly loved second son of Mr and Mrs J Hanley, 169 Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath, who passed peacefully away at the London Hospital on the 24th inst., from wounds received in action on Apr. 1. Military funeral on Wednesday 29th inst., service in All Saints Church, Newton Heath, at one o’clock, interment at Philips Park Cemetery, 2.30.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Brother of Alfred Hanley, killed in action 25 March 1918: Manchester Evening News, 17 April 1918
    Cyril Arthur Hanley - Brother of Alfred Hanley, killed in action 25 March 1918: Manchester Evening News, 17 April 1918