Eric Oswald HANCOCK

Badge Number: S34552, Sub Branch: Clare

HANCOCK, Eric Oswald

Service Number: 2576
Enlisted: 24 January 1916
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: Imperial Camel Corps
Born: Bute, South Australia, 11 July 1891
Home Town: Bute, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 28 April 1979, aged 87 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Clare General Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Alford District of Ninnes Honour Board, Bute District Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Bute Public School Roll of Honour, Bute War Memorial Garden, Clare 9th Light Horse WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
23 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2576, 9th Light Horse Regiment
23 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2576, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Katuna, Adelaide
11 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Imperial Camel Corps , Transferred from the 9th Light Horse Regiment to the Imperial Camel Corps
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 2576, 9th Light Horse Regiment
25 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 2576, Imperial Camel Corps , Discharged at the 4th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Timothy and Alma (nee Prouse) Hancock of Bute, South Austalia; brother of Wilfred Inman Hancock who returned to Australia on 26 July 1919 having served with the 15th Light Horse Regiment, Minnie Rosalie Hancock, Ruby Jemima Hancock, Lawrence Victor Hancock, Varley Prouse Hancock, Charlotte Maud Hancock, Ophir Latimer Hancock and Arnold Ross Hancock

10 July 1919 - Eric commenced return to Australia on board HT Oxfordshire disembaking in Adeliade on 10 August 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On 26 October 1921 Eric married Olive Davies in the Pirie Street Methodist Church, Adelaide

Father of Heather Hancock, Gwenda Hancock and Max Hancock