The AIF Project

Frank Herbert HANCOCK

Place of birthHay, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimekeeper
Addressc/o Broken Hill District Hospital, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMrs Emma Hancock c/o Mrs S Swindon, 7 Nile Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces, Broken Hill.
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Refers ANZAC.
Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was the only male of his family in Australia but since 1600 many have fought with distinctionin the British Army." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918, France
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 6), Villers-Bretonneux, Francde
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Emma HANCOCK, "The Briars", Partridge Street, Glenelg, South Australia. Native of Hay, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format