|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Welsh Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
|Date of Death:||07-05-1915|
|Cause:||Died of wounds, No. 10 Casualty Clearing, Hazebrouck|
|Memorial:||Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France.|
Joseph was born 5 March 1877 in Monadarragh, Edgeworthstown. He enlisted for the army in Cardiff, Wales.
Pte. Hanley died in the lead up to the Battle of Aubers Ridge. The battle was part of the British contribution to the Second Battle of Artois, a Franco-British offensive intended to exploit the German diversion of troops to the Eastern Front. It was not uncommon of the British forces to bombard enemy lines with shell and gun fire in the days up to attack. It is possible that durning this time Pte. Hanley was wounded and later died.
In the end the Battle of Aubers Ridge was a failure for the British forces. No ground was won and no tactical advantage gained.
|Parents Names:||Son of Patrick and Mary (née Jordan) Hanley of Monadarragh, Edgeworthstown.|