St Helier War Cemetery, Howard Davis Park, Jersey
At the age of 19 yrs Enlisted to Royal Lancaster
Regiment 5th January 1893.
Transfered to Royal Garrison Artilliery 23rd January
Served at Fort Sandown, Isle of Wight, where he
met and married Ellen Reed.
Also served at Fort Burquoyne, Dover, and Golden
Hill Fort, Isle of Wight.
Transferred to Royal Artillery Reserve 9th July
Discharged from Royal Artillery 1909
Enlisted Territorial Force 2nd Wessex Brigade
8th August 1914.
Discharged unfit 11th December 1914 and re-enlisted
Royal Defence Corp.
by Brian Hanlon
George Hanlon was originally buried
in St Brelades parish Churchyard, but his remains
were later relocated to Howard Davis Park during the
German Occupation of the Channel Islands (1940-1945)
when the German authorities decided that St Brelades
Churchyard would be the final resting place for German
forces who died on the Island and who were regarded
as being worthy of honour.
There were a number of Germans who were
executed for military offences in Jersey, and these
men were buried at the Westmount Strangers Cemetery
in St Helier.
Private George Hanlon
351st Company, Royal Defence Corps
He was born circa 1874 in Salford, Lancashire, the
son of Thomas Hanlon. Husband of Ellen Reed.
Died of pneumonia whilst serving as a guard at Blanches
Banques P.O.W Camp, Jersey, aged 42 years.
Resident of Sandown, Isle of Wight
War Graves Commission Record