Tuesday, 28 February 2017

HANNAY, Herbert (Bertie)

Flight Sergeant (Pilot), 51 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service No: 754380
Died: 12/06/1941
Age: 21

Mentioned in Despatches

Interred in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Recorded on family memorial in Bangor Cemetery

Herbert Hannay was born in Bangor around 1920. He was the son of Herbert Hannay, a farmer, and his wife Rosa Hannay (nee Curragh).

He attended Bangor Grammar School as a scholarship student and his headmaster, Maurice Wilkins said of him, "Bertie Hannay was... a boy of genial and attractive character, who took part with zest in every school activity and was universally beloved. I seem to remember his mother's interest and enthusiasm in all that concerned the school — a parent upon whose support we could count."

He is recorded on cwgc.org as having a spouse – Ena Hannay.

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