Charles Hancock

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 5505

Parents: Oliver and Sarah Hancock

Home address: Gravesend, Wickwar, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Groom

Date of birth: 1894

Place of birth: Yate, Bristol

Date of death: 25/01/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Guards Cemetery (Ref. I. K 16), Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France

Age: 21

Further information:

Charles Hancock was born in Yate in 1894 to parents, Oliver and Sarah Hancock. He was brother to Sarah, Bessie, James and Jane. Oliver Hancock was a brewer's labourer and had been born in Bourton on the Hill. Charles Hancock was living in Gravesend, Wickwar in 1911. He was 17 years old and working as a groom

Charles served with the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment and died on the 25th January 1915 aged 21 years. He was buried at the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France

Charles Hancock is remembered on the Wickwar Holy Trinity Church Memorial, the Wickwar Village Hall Memorial and the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Wickwar

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book 'Lest We Forget' by Arthur Threlfall Searson. Forces War Records and CWGC