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Laddas Harcourt Hancock

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Hancock

Laddas Harcourt

71111

Gnr

RFA

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

Chippenham

21

Bath

Crossbrook Cottages, 227, London Road

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

18/04/1916

Mesopotamia

Wounds

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Basra Memorial

Panel 3 and 60

Iraq

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Mr H Hancock (Father) Crossbrook Cottages, 227, London Road Chippenham

Notes

Crossbrook Cottages, London Road

60th Howitzer Bty, RFA

Mr and Mrs Hancock and Family desire to thank their many friends for kind sympathy expressed to them during their recent sad bereavement.

Crossbrook Cottage, London Road, Chippenham. June 6th 1916

Wilts Times 10 June 1916

April 18th from wounds received in action, Gnr Ladas Hancock, youngest son of Mr Hancock of London Road, Chippenham.
Aged 21

Wilts Times 16 June 1916

Casualty list published in the Wilts Times 10 June 1916, listed:

Died of wounds
Hancock 71111 Royal Field Artillery

Wilts Times 16 June 1916

In loving memory of our dear son Ladas Harcourt Hancock, Gunner RFA, original Army who served 16 months in France and 4 months in Mesopotamia, and died of wounds April 18th 1916.

Gone but not forgotten by his sorrowing Father, Mother Brothers and Sisters.
Crossbrook Cottage, London Road, Chippenham.

Wilts Times 21 April 1917

In loving memory of our son Gnr LH Hancock RFA, original Army, who died of wounds received in action in Mesopotamia April 18th 1916.

Gone but not forgotten by his sorrowing Father, Mother Brothers and Sisters.
Crossbrook Cottage, London Road, Chippenham.

In loving memory of Gnr L Hancock RFA who was killed in action April 18th 1916 aged 21, - one of the Old Contemptibles
From his brother Bob, Stoker HMAS Australia.

Wilts Times 20 April 1918

Prior to the war Hancock had been a postman in Chippenham. He had been in the Wesleyan Sunday School class of Muss May Beavens. 5 members of this class served during the war - only 1 returned home.

Hancock went to France with the 2nd Division and took part in every battle from Mons to Loos in 1915. On one occasion, he was the only man left of his gun team not killed. His Captain was killed standing next him. He was brought home on leave and brought back a piece of the fuse which killed his officer. After the leave, he was drafted to Mesopotamia. He was wounded in action near the Tigris River and died of his injuries. He had served 16 months in France and 4 months in Mesopotamia..

In 1894, a horse called Ladas had won the Derby and 2000 Guineas - this was the year that Hancock was born.

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paul’s Church

St Andrew’s Church

Yes

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street Yes
Boys School
Congregation Church
Hancock Close

Last updated - 11/05/2016

 

 


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