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Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire
Service No: 17728
Regiment / Corps / Service: Hussars, 20th
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: 2nd Cavalry Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-30
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 1.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
John Hancock was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hancock (née Brown?) and brother of Private Thomas Hancock (8532) 1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment, who died of wounds on the 9 September 1914. Their father was born at Lancaster, Lancashire and mother at Bradford, Yorkshire.
1881 Cliviger, Burnley, Lancashire Census: Higher Dam Field - John Hancock, aged 5 years, born Ingleton, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hancock.
1891 Cliviger, Burnley, Lancashire Census: 35, Walk Mill Terrace - John Hancock, aged 15 years, born Ingleton, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hancock.
John was married to Rose Moore in 1909 (born Burtersett, Yorkshire, c. 1877), the daughter of Richard and Jane Moore. Rose was the aunt of L/Cpl John Thomas Moore (16144) (q.v.).
1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 51, Dall Street - John Hancock, aged 35 years, born Ingleton, Yorkshire, husband of Rose Hancock.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Hancock, 17728, 20th Hussars. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 27 January 1915.
John and his brother, Thomas, are commemorated on the Church of St John the Divine War Memorial, Holme Chapel near Burnley.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Hussars, 20th
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Cavalry Division
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