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Herbert William HANCOCK

Regimental number630
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolHale School, Freemantle, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWater policeman and boat builder
AddressPolice Barracks, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Hancock, 169 Holland Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed 2 years in the Military, Sydney Barrack.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death20 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 5), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth HANCOCK, 169 Holland Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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