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John Hannah
(Cal 1809-1858)
Jessie Blackwood McPhee
(Cal 1829-After 1901)
Dr. William Wilson
Margaret Doig
Robert Campbell Hannah
(Cal 1851-1929)
Elizabeth Campbell Wilson
Robert Campbell Hannah


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Esther Elizabeth Fleming

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Robert Campbell Hannah

  • Born: 1886, Colmonell, Ayreshire 2
  • Marriage: Esther Elizabeth Fleming on 14 Jun 1911 in Prebyterian Church, Alma Rd, St Kilda, Victoria 1
  • Died: 1974, Victoria 3

   Another name for Robert was Sam Hannah.4


  General Notes:
"Hannah Brothers Merchants Birchip Goods"
from 1912 probate document



He worked as a Storeman in 1909 and resided at Birchip, Victoria. 5

He worked as a Military Service from 1916 to 1919 and resided at Western Front. 6

He worked as a Merchant from 1919 to 1924 and resided at Birchip, Victoria. 5

He worked as a Farmer circa 1920 and resided at "Morton Plains Station", Birchip. 7 ("April 2 1920 - Messrs Hannah Bros have just completed the purchase from Mr E A Warne of the property known as Old Morton Plains Station, containing 4000 acres, 1000 of which is under fallow. The property is a well improved one, having a fine homestead and outbuildings. The wool shed that was erected 40 years ago, with the exception of a few bottom plates, is in splendid order, and stands a a monument to the workmanship of the earlier pioneer builder.")

He worked as a Manager of Ned's Corner Station circa 1940 and resided at near Mildura, Victoria. 8


Robert married Esther Elizabeth Fleming on 14 Jun 1911 in Prebyterian Church, Alma Rd, St Kilda, Victoria.1 (Esther Elizabeth Fleming was born Cal 1891 and died in 1970 in Frankston, Victoria 9.)


1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Family Name: HANNAH
Given Name(s): Robt Campbell
Sex: Unknown
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Family Name: FLEMING
Spouse's Given Name(s): Esther Elizth
Birth Place: SCOT
Death Place:
Registration Year: 1911
Registration Number: 4781

2 Scotland's People - Index,, 1886 HANNAH ROBERT CAMPBELL M COLMONELL /AYR 582/01 0007

3 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Family Name: HANNAH
Given Name(s): Robert Campbell
Sex: Unknown
Event: DEATH
Father's Name: Robert Campb
Mother's Name: WILSON - Elizabeth
Spouse's Family Name:
Spouse's Given Name(s):
Age: 88
Birth Place:
Death Place: Mtel
Registration Year: 1974
Registration Number: 21456

4 Donald District Archives, Email Oct 2008.

5 Online Census and BMD,, Aust Electoral Rolls.

6 Online Census and BMD,, Robert Campbell HANNAH
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Storekeeper
Address Birchip, Victoria
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 30
Next of kin Wife, Mrs Esther Elizabeth HANNAH, Birchip, Victoria
Enlistment date 18 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 7 April 1916
Rank on enlistment 2nd Lieutenant
Unit name Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/128/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll 2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd Division Artillery
Fate Returned to Australia 8 January 1919
Other details
War service: Western Front
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

7 Donald District Archives.

8 Web (Misc), <>. Hugh Lyons Gordon (1909 - 1943)
Hugh was born in Mildura on 5thJune 1909. He went to Irymple Primary, then Mildura High and Scotch College, finally obtaining a Law degree at Melbourne University. In March 1935 he went into partnership with his brother-in-law William Slater (his sister Mary's husband), creating the law firm Slater and Gordon. He later married Elspeth (Essie) Hannah Campbell, daughter of the manager of Ned's Corner Station, west of Mildura. They did not have children. During WW2 he joined the RAAF and was a navigator with the Pathfinders, a unit that flew aircraft to guide bombers to their targets over Germany. He was killed in action on his thirtieth and final mission when his plane was shot down over Holland on the night of June 14th, 1943. He is buried in the Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Holland.

9 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Death. Family Name: HANNAH
Given Name(s): Esther Elizabeth
Event: DEATH
Father's Name: Fleming Harlow
Mother's Name: KELSO - Elizabeth
Spouse's Family Name:Spouse's Given Name(s):
Age: 81
Birth Place:
Death Place: Fran
Registration Year: 1970
Registration Number: 2003