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Regimental number1
Date of birth28/051890
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAvondale, Porter Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.3
Height5' 9.75"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Hancock, Warburton, Porter Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit name1st Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/1/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 12 May-20 December 1916; 14 January-14 May 1916; 16 May-7 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919

Legion D'Honneur: Medaille Militaire (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Discharge date12 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Taken prisoner of war, 21 January 1918; repatriated, and disembarked Alexandria, 21 November 1918.

Arrived England, 16 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 30 October 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 12 February 1920.

Medals: Medaille Militaire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 October 1930
Age at death40
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANCOCK Fred

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