Pilot Officer Alan Lancelot Treanor (41965) served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Born at 1 Catherine Street, Waterford, Ireland on 9th June 1920, he was the only son of Sydney Allen Robinson Treanor and Marthena “Ena” Mary Treanor (née Henderson) who later lived in Belfast and at Alan’s time of death in Provincial Bank House, Castlewellan, Co. Down. In some records, Alan’s first name is spelled Allen, and Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his home town as Bangor, Co. Down.
In civilian life, Alan attended The Royal School, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone and Down High School, Downpatrick, Co. Down. Treanor enlisted in the Royal Air Force, being granted a short service commission as an Acting Pilot Officer on 15th April 1939. He graduated as a Pilot Officer on 6th November 1939 with his appointment confirmed on 6th February 1940.
Pilot Officer Treanor died on 1st June 1940 aged 19 years old while serving in R.A.F. 245 (Northern Rhodesian) Squadron. He was the pilot of Hawker Hurricane I N2658 on patrol over Dunkirk, France.
Pilot Officer Treanor has no known grave and his name is on Panel 10 of the Runnymede Memorial, Egham, Surrey, England. His name is also on the Dungannon War Memorial, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone and the memorial of St. Anne’s Church of Ireland, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.