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Phillip Austin HANCOCK

Regimental number1927
Place of birthBristol England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressChatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Adelaide Hancock, 45 York Road, Montpelier, Bristol, England
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 20 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For marked gallantry and good leadership during the attack of 18 September, 1918, near Le Verguier. His platoon was held up by a portion of enemy trench. He was seen to go ahead of his platoon and jump into an occupied enemy trench, which he proceeded to bomb. He captured nine prisoners, and very considerably cleared the way for his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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