Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1882
Geburtsort:
Donald, Victoria, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Landwirt

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
4506
Einberufung datum:
03/08/1915
Einberufung ort:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 57th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
14/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Westhoek, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
35

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private Albert John Hancock worked as farmer labourer before enlisting on 3 August 1915 in
Melbourne at the age of 33. He served in the 57th Battalion A.I.F., part of the 15th Australian Brigade, 5th Australian Division. On 13 October 1917 the Battalion moved to Westhoek Ridge, and from there moved forward to take over from the 31th Battalion in the support lines. The companies worked on improving the trenches and positions. The next day they also completed duckboard walks and carried screws and wire to the front line. Due to heavy shelling on the support ridge the battalion suffered a few casualties. Private Albert John Hancock must have been one of these victims. He was an adopted brother to lc Arthur James Bishop Hancock of the 57th Battalion A.I.F. who was killed the day before. As his remains were never found, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, 29 M.

Verwandte, die auch Soldat waren 1

Arthur James Bishop Hancock 
Adopted Brother (Cousin)

Dateien 1