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Husband Of Mrs. Flan (Formerly Hancock), Of 47, Holden St., Radford, Nottingham.
05 Apr 1916
25
29833 - CWGC Website
15196
Private
1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Harold Hancock, enlisted in Nottingham he served with the 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He landed in France on 25th August 1915, he was killed in action on 5th April 1916. He is buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, French Extension.
Obituaries published 20th April 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HANCOCK. – Killed in action, April 5th, 1916, Private H. Hancock, Northumberland Fusiliers, 3, Wood-street, late of Ronald-street, aged 25 years. His toils are past, his work is done, and he is fully blest; he fought the fight, the victory won, and entered into rest. – His sorrowing wife and children. “HANCOCK. – Killed in action, April 5th, 1916, Private H. Hancock, Northumberland Fusiliers, aged 25 years. He met his fate like a man, a hero brave and true; he died for England's glory and the freedom of the red, white and blue. – From his sorrowing mother, brothers, and sisters.” In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 5th April 1917 :- “HANCOCK. – In loving memory of Harold, dearly loved son of Mrs. Hancock, of 184, Ilkeston-road, killed in action April 5th, 1916. Gently he sleeps, in the grave where they laid him, in his last bivouac, peace amid strife; to fall-in again when the Captain who made him, shall sound the reveille recalling to life. – From his sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers (Edwin in France).” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War GHucknall 1914-1918
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