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John Mervyn HANCOCK

Regimental number2063
Place of birthOmeo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressBirchip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C M Hancock, Birchip, Victoria
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameAMC Motor Drivers
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Ammunition Sub Park
FateDischarged 4 April 1917
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSt Martin's Churchyard Extension (Row I, Grave No 74), Ruislip, England
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Horace Albert and Clara Maggie HANCOCK, Prince of Wales Hotel, 25 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Enlisted, 31 March 1915.

Posted to Medical Corps Reinforcements; joined 2nd Australian General Hospital, Egypt, 17 July 1915.

Transferred to 4th Australian Ammunition Sub Pack as Motor Driver, 5 August 1916.

Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, 4 April 1917; appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 5 April 1917; Flying Officer, 7 August 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 1 April 1918.

Posted to No 4 Training Squadron, 10 April 1918.

Killed while attached to Training Squadron, Northolt, England, 1 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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