Captain Edward G. Hanlan
SAC 1908

Captain Edward Gordon Hanlan was born in Toronto, Ontario on December 8, 1890, the son of Margaret Hanlan, of 189 Beverley St, Toronto, Ontario, and the late Edward Hanlan. He attended St. Andrew's College in 1908.

Hanlan was a mining engineer when he completed his Officer's Declaration Paper for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on September 21, 1916, and had previous service with the 109th Regiment, 1st and 2nd Colorado Infantry and the 109th Overseas Battalion of the CEF.

He was serving in the Royal Flying Corps when he was killed in an aeroplane accident on Thursday August 9th, 1917 at the age of 28, and is buried in Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Ontario, Canada (Grave Number: Sec. C. Lot 40.)

  • Copy of Officer's Declaration Paper (National Archives)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner Page for Edward Hanlan. This page includes a link to his commemoration on Page 250 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.