Ian Charles Hannam was the son of Charles and Nellie Hannam and the husband of Kathleen Hannam, of Southfields, London. He enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (The West Riding) and volunteered for airborne forces.
Sergeant Hannam successfully completed his glider pilot training and was posted to 1st Wing, the Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sgt Hannam was killed in action, aged 25, on 19 September 1944 and was given a field burial beside Klein Amerikaweg, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 31 October 1945.
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