Top Navigation


Main CPGW Record

Surname: HANCOCK

Forename(s): Edgar

Place of Birth: Westminster, Middlesex

Service No: 2581

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Guards Machine Gun Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 4th (Foot Guards) Battalion

Division: Guards Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-09-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. D. 25.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

John Edgar Hancock was the son of John and Ellen Hancock, née Eastwick. John, senior, who served as a regular soldier in the Coldstream Guards, was born at Glastonbury, Somerset, the son of James and Caroline Hancock. Ellen was born at Marazion, Cornwall, c. 1857.

1901 London Census: 52, Lupus Street - John E. Hancock, aged 8 years, born Pimlico, London, son of John and Ellen Hancock.

1911 Glastonbury, Somerset Census: 11, Old Wells Road - Edgar Hancock, aged 18 years, born London, Westminster. [Edgar was living with his uncle, James Hancock.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edgar Hancock, 17585, C. Gds.; 2581, Gds. M.G.R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gdsn Edgar Hancock, 17585, Cold. Gds.; 2581, Gds. M.G. Rgt. Killed 5.9.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Edgar Hancock, 2581, 4th Bn Gds. M. Gun Regt. Date and Place of Death: 5.9.18 in action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John. £29 0s. 10d.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

View Entry in CPGW Book

Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


No photo available for this Soldier
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Guards Machine Gun Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Guards Machine Gun Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HANCOCK

Forename(s): Edgar

Born: Westminster, Middx

Residence: Hanley, Staffs

Enlisted: Stoke, Staffs

Number: 2581

Rank: Gdsmn

Regiment: Guards Machine Gun Regiment

Battalion: 4th Battalion


Died Date: 05/09/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 17585, Coldstream Guards

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HANCOCK

Forename(s): J E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 2581

Rank: Private

Regiment: Guards Machine Gun Regiment

Unit: 4th Bn.



Died Date: 05/09/1918

Additional Information:



View Craven Herald Articles

View Craven Herald Articles

Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

11 October 1918

ROLL OF HONOUR – Former ‘Craven Herald’ Operator Killed

Private Edgar Hancock, of the Guards Machine Gun Regiment, was killed in action in France on September 5th, 19l8. He was the first Monotype caster attendant employed at the ‘Craven Herald’ works when this form of mechanical typesetting was introduced five or six years ago, and afterwards left for a more responsible place at Barrow-in-Furness. The news has been received with deep regret by his former comrades.


Submit a Correction

    Name (required)

    Email Address (required)

    Telephone (required)

    Soldier Reference - Name:

    Soldier Reference - URL:

    Details of the correction to be made (required)

    Comment on this Soldier Record

    You can leave comments on this soldier record. Please note all comments will be manually approved before they appear on the website.

    No comments yet.

    Leave a Reply

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This