L/Cpl
Arthur James Bishop Hancock

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1889
Geburtsort:
Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Landwirt

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Lance Corporal
Dienstnummer:
901
Einberufung datum:
06/03/1916
Einberufung ort:
Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 38th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
13/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Waterfields, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
28

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Zusätzliche Informationen

Lance Corporal Arthur James Bishop Hancock served in C Company of the 38th Battalion A.I.F., 10th Australian Brigade, 3rd Australian Division. The former farmer enlisted in Horsham on 6 March 1916 and sailed on 20 June 1916 from Melbourne to the UK and later France.

On 4 June 1917 he was appointed Lance Corporal. Three days later, on 7 June he suffered a gunshot wound to the head and arm while in action in Messines. After recovering in the 1st Canadian General Hospital in Etaples he could rejoin his unit on 8 September 1917 to participate in the Battle of Passchendaele.

During the battle on 12th October 1917 the 10th Brigade attacked south of the Ravebeek with the 37th, 38th and 40th Battalion. The 38th Bn. was allotted the 3rd or final objective, a line beyond the village of Passchendaele. The battalion formed up on its tapes, C Coy. were to function as moppers up. Waterfields fell to the 40th Battalion. The 38th Battalion joined remnants of the 37th Battalion past Waterfields. But the advance suffered heavily from machine gun fire. The 10th Australian Brigade eventually had to pull back to approximately its jumping off line. The 38th Battalion held the new consolidated line until they were relieved during the night of 13/14 October. It was during this attack that lance corporal Arthur James Bishop Hancock was killed by a shell. His adopted brother Albert John Hancock suffered the same faith and was killed just one day later.

Verwandte, die auch Soldat waren 1

Albert John Hancock 
Adopted Brother (Cousin)

Dateien 2