Pte
Albert John Hancock

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1882
Geboorteplaats:
Donald, Victoria, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Landbouwer

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
4506
Dienstneming datum:
03/08/1915
Dienstneming plaats:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 57th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
14/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Westhoek, Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
35

Gedenkplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 3

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats
#3 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

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.

Connectie's met andere militairen 1

Arthur James Bishop Hancock 
Adopted Brother (Cousin)

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