1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Ernest Howard Hancock

Contributed by: David Whiting, on 2008-11-12

Ernest Howard Hancock
Rank
First Name Ernest Howard
Surname Hancock
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1915
Regiment London Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Barnsbury, Greater London

Ernest Howard's Story

Uncle Tim as he was known was my great uncle he served in 11th Bn London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles) and was killed in Gallipoli on 17th August 1915. His regimental number was 1779 and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey. He was a sniper and I understand he was himslef killed by a sniper bullet. Hss brother Ricjard Walter Hancock (No. 1842/450294) served in the same regiment he was born in 1897 and survived the war.

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