Pte
Albert John Hancock

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1882
Lieu de naissance:
Donald, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Agriculteur

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
4506
Incorporation date:
03/08/1915
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 57th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
14/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Westhoek, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
35

Mémorial

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

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.

Rapports avec d'autres militaires 1

Arthur James Bishop Hancock 
Adopted Brother (Cousin)

Fichiers 1