Frederick (Fred) HANCOCK

HANCOCK, Frederick

Service Number: 1
Enlisted: 15 September 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Brigade HQ
Born: Prahran, Victoria, 28 May 1890
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental (struck by plane prop), Alligator Creek, Queensland, 13 October 1930, aged 40 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Portion 25, Section 42, Grave Number 12
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1, Melbourne, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 1, 1st Light Horse Brigade HQ, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 1, 1st Light Horse Brigade HQ, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 1, 1st Light Horse Brigade HQ, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Light Horse Brigade HQ
22 Jul 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
22 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
20 Jan 1918: Imprisoned Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations, Captured by Turkish Forces and interned at Psamatia camp.
12 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Light Horse Brigade HQ

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