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William Henry HANDCOCK

Regimental number1846
Place of birthEchuca Victoria
AddressMyrrhee South via Wangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Charles Handcock, Myrrhee South via Wangaratta, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1350 Pte Albert John HANDCOCK, 7th Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915; 7568 Sapper Frederick Ather HANDCOCK, 1st Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; 2021A Pte Joseph Ralph HANDCOCK, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919; 4127 Pte Reginald Francis HANDCOCK, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1918; 2634 Pte Richard Merdic Row HANDCOCK, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 23 January 1919; 39 Pte Charles HANDCOCK, 38th Bn, died of disease, 10 November 1919.~

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