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Thomas Hanley

Rank: Private
Street: 434 East 141st Street
Town/Village: Bronx, New York City, New York
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Cooleeshil/Richfort, Ardagh; 572 E 166th St, Bronx;
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Resident at Richfort
Regiment/Unit: U.S. Army
Regiment Number: 32231897
Date of Death:

Thomas was born in Richfort/Cooleeshil near Ardagh on or around the 25 Jun 1909. He later emigrated to the U.S. on the RMS Scythia, in July 1929, and became a naturalised US citizen in 1937. At this time Thomas was resident in the Bronx and was working as an elevator operator. By the time the WW2 draft was called, he was working in The Bar Building in Manhattan; Thomas gave his brother Patrick, living in 519 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn as his next-of-kin. 

Thomas enlisted at Camp Upton, on the 23 Mar 1942 for war service. On enlistment his profession was given as 'Semiskilled welders and flame cutters' and was recorded as being single, without dependents. His enlistment also noted that he had 'four years of high school'. Little else is currently known about Thomas's service in WW2. 

After the war, Thomas returned to the Bronx. 

Parents Names: Son of Thomas Hanley and Mary (née Chapman), Cooleeshil, Armagh
Notes: Thomas may have been the Thomas Hanley recorded in Veterans Affairs BIRLS records that died 30 Oct 1979

Link to Civil Record of Birth (please ensure web address ends in .pdf); WW2 US Army Enlistment Index ( is a paid subscription site); 

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