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Reginald John Hancock

Portrait, Reginald Hancock (kindly provided by family member) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Reginald Hancock (kindly provided by family member) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald John AWMM
  • Surname
    Hancock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Reg AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1172 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1885 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jane Hancock (wife), Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 3 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1172 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM School Master/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Third son of John Hancock (New Zealand Wars) and Isabella Hancock, of Hillswick House, Bombay, Auckland.

    Husband of Florence Jane (nee Smith) Hancock, of Bombay, Auckland.

    Three sons, brothers served in WW1: Ernest Victor Hancock (2/542); Reginald John Hancock (2/1172) kia 1918; and serving with the BEF Percy Claude Wilmot Hancock (9531), kia 1915. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM B.11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • We remembered the fallen soldiers together as a family on Anzac 2015 at the Coatesville community hall. Then took Seb (7) and Tabitha (5) to Auckland Museum to see the WW1 display.
    Public - Sarah, Paul, Sebastian and Tabitha - Other Relative - 5 July 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 July 2015Sarah, Paul, Sebastian and TabithaNew ZealandOther Relative

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