Frederick James Henry HANNAM

HANNAM, Frederick James Henry

Service Number: 2169
Enlisted: 9 February 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Field Company Engineers
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 2 February 1890
Home Town: Malvern, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 30 April 1936, aged 46 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Section: LO, Road: 5S, Site No: 43
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2169, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2169, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2169, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
12 Aug 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 3rd Field Company Engineers
15 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Field Company Engineers
22 Sep 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3rd Field Company Engineers
3 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 3rd Field Company Engineers
27 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2169, 3rd Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From How We Served

2169 & 452 Corporal Frederick James Henry Hannam of Malvern, South Australia had been employed as a labourer prior to his enlisting for War Service on the 9th of February 1915. Allocated to reinforcements for the 10th Battalion 1st AIF, Frederick was embarked for Egypt and further training on the 23rd of June, and was sent over to Gallipoli, arriving in the trenches on the 4th of August.

Whilst still on the Peninsular Frederick was transferred to the 3rd Field Company Engineers, and remained on Gallipoli until the general evacuation, returning back to Egypt on the 27th of December. Following further training, Frederick embarked with his Unit for France on the 27th of March 1916, and would continue serving throughout Northern France and Flanders until the end of the War. Aside periods away from the trenches on leave, he was present for actions in which they were involved.

Frederick was at no stage cited as have ever being wounded, or enduring illness whilst he was on active service abroad. Following the end of the War Frederick was sent to England arriving on the 18th of April 1919, and embarked for his return to Australia on the 12th of June. Having returned to Adelaide, Frederick received his official discharge from the 1st AIF on the 27th of September 1919 and was re-entered into civilian life.

Frederick’s untimely death occurred on the 30th of April 1936, at the age of 46, and following his passing he was formally laid to rest within West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia.