Thomas Patrick (Tom) HANRAHAN

HANRAHAN, Thomas Patrick

Service Number: 3080
Enlisted: 6 October 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Barfold, Victoria, 1895
Home Town: Elmore, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Rochester, Victoria, 16 October 1956, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rochester Civil Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3080, 39th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3080, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
19 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3080, 39th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3080, 39th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", GSW (right arm)
14 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3080, 39th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Bernard Mees

"Made in the wrong mould for killing" according to his step-mother Nellie, Tom Hanrahan enlisted in 1916 with the intention to be a stretcher-bearer. An unassuming type, he purposefully got off the train at the wrong station upon his return from the war. He married Clara Kairn in 1922, had four children and remained a wheat farmer in the Rochester district until his death in 1956. Brother-in-law of 3490 Pte. Daniel Reginald KELLY (/explore/people/125649), Hanrahan Road in Nanneella is named after his father.

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