On 1st May 1939 Hanna joined Northern Bank at Head Office. In 1940 he was transferred to Windsor as Junior.
He had joined the Territorial Army (Royal Regiment of Artillery) in 1938 and was ‘Called up on Active Service’ on 21st May 1941. His unit was the 66th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. His rank and promotions as Lance Bombardier (unpaid), Lance Bombardier and Bombardier. Further promotion came when he was gazetted from a cadet to be a 2nd Lieutenant on 4th June 1943 with Service Number 278219.
Hanna was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the Italy Star, the Defence Medal and the War Medal for service during WWII.
The picture below is of Hanna's actual miniature (dress) medal group (my thanks go to his daughter, Pauline for making them available).
See Medals awarded during WWII.
First published on 12th November 2012.