Lancelot Ramsay HANNAFORD

HANNAFORD, Lancelot Ramsay

Service Number: 665
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Murray Bridge, South Australia, 17 January 1890
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Murray Bridge Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Bank Manager
Died: Wounds, "At Sea" aboard H.S. Soudan, Gallipoli, 22 May 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Keswick Prospect Highbury Street Methodist Sunday School Roll of Honour, Keswick Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Board WW1, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Murray Bridge Hospital Memorial Gates, Murray Bridge Roll of Honour WW1, Nar Nar Goon Commercial Bank of Australia Limited WW1 Roll of Honour, Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Roll, Tailem Bend and District Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 665, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 665, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

Photograph hung in Institute Tailem Bend

The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954)Friday 11 February 1916 - Page 4
A fortnight ago the Town Band held a sacred concert and took up a collection to defray the cost of a photograph of the late Lance-Corporal L. R. Hannaford. The picture, which is a good likeness of the deceased soldier, was hung in the institute, and on Saturday was unveiled before an audience of about 300. The chairman (Mr. J Rogers) asked Sergeant-Major W. G. Austin, a returned wounded soldier, of the 3rd Brigade, to unveil the picture, and in doing Mr. Austin referred to the great loss sustained by the town through the death of his comrade, who was a man of many sterling qualities, held a good position as bank manager, and was one of the first to offer his services. Mr. Hannaford (father of the deceased) thanked the residents for their token of respect. Mr. T. Scott also returned thanks. Underneath the picture are the words :—" Lance-Corporal L. R. Hannaford, No. 665. Anzac hero of the 10th Battalion, who so proudly look a stand, marched into battle with life in hand, and midst the hail of shot and shell,. this brave and noble hero fell."

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Lancelot Ramsay HANNAFORD was born on 17th January, 1890 at Murray Bridge, South Australia

His parents were William George HANNAFORD and Alice CLEGGETT



His brother Victor Roy HANNAFORD served in WW1  (SN2747)

another brother Harold Keith HANNAFORD also served in WW1 (SN7013) - both returned to Australia in 1919