Albert John HANCOCK

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HANCOCK, Albert John

Service Number: 4506
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Laen, Victoria, 1882
Home Town: Warracknabeal, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 14 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Warracknabeal War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4506, Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4506, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4506, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
1 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion
14 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4506, 57th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carolyn Farkas

Albert John Hancock 4506 57th Battalion was the son of John & Elizabeth (nee Fuge) Hancock .

He was born in 1882 and he had a brother Thomas Henry and sisters Elizabeth, Lavinia Mary and Alice May (died 3 yrs old).

His mother died when he was young and he went to live with an Aunt and Uncle . His cousin was 901 Lce.-Cpl. Arthur James Bishop Hancock (/explore/people/276000), they were brought up as brothers .

Arthur James Bishop Hancock enlisted on 6/3/1916 in the 38th Battalion C Company AIF  rank Private 901. He reached status of Lance Corporal and was listed as Killed in action on 13 October 1917, just one day before his "brother" Albert.

They had a cousin 814 Pte. Samuel Richard Bishop (/explore/people/131624) who was Killied in action on 10 August 1915 at Gallipoli aged 43 yrs.

Albert was not married and his Will left all possessions to his two surviving sisters. 

 

 

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