Hanrahan, Harry Patrick

Regimental Number: 18206
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 9th Battalion; Canadian Army Service Corps

Harry was born in London, England on January 3, 1893 (1894?). He was living in Canada, possibly in Quebec, working as a commercial traveler when he enlisted in the Canadian Army at Valcartier on September 23, 1914. In May of 1915, Harry was charged with being “improperly dressed whilst on escort.” Following the war, Harry came to the South Peace; he filed on the southern half of 21-80-8-W6 in 1920. A few years later, he married Gladys Peever, a neighbor’s daughter. The couple adopted twins, Jean and Jerry, around 1926. Gladys left a few years later, leaving the children with Harry. In 1934, Jerry drowned in a dugout near the school. Jean served in the Canadian Army during World War II. Harry died in October of 1974.

Sources: The Big Bend p. 62