2520 Sapper William
George Nott Hannaford
William Hannaford was the son of John and Elizabeth Hannaford of Battersea, London. Prior to the Great War of 1914-1918, Hannaford worked in the Architecture Department of the London County Council.
He enlisted in the Royal Engineers at Victoria Park, Middlesex (Battersea, Surrey) and was posted to the 1st London Field Company, R.E., with the 6th Division. He served for 12 months in France during 1915 and 1916, and took part in the major action at Flers-Courcelette between the 15th and 22nd of September 1916. He was severely wounded during this action and died as a result of his wounds on 23rd of September 1916 at the age of 34.
For his service during the war, Sapper Hannaford was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.
1. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
2. London County Council Record of War Service.
3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.