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45th Regiment Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters
1900 Obituary David Hancock
Fremantle High Street 1871 Battye 100025PD and 100029PD
NameHANCOCK – David
Regiment (s)45th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1756
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th August 1839 / 17 years 11 months / Bow Street London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5’6 ½ “
Fresh/blue/light Brown
Overseas Service/DurationSouth Africa – 7 years 2 months
Length of Service10 years 360 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / September 1850 / Chatham
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1850 2nd West London
1853-1900 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem – Temporary for three years to 1 st October 1853
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth20th October 1820 Kensington London England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1800 not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1800 not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GRAY Elizabeth daughter of EPG Simon Gray also on Dudbrook
B 29th July 1834 Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1st November 1853 Perth Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B 1857 Western Australia
D 1857 Western Australia
Susan B 1859 Western Australia, did not marry
D 03/12/1952, Fremantle Western Australia, buries with her sister Mary Charlotte
Dinah Ann B 1861 Western Australia, did not marry
D 11/07/1927 Fremantle, buried with sisters Elizabeth and Minnie Fremantle Cemetery
David Letchford B 14th August 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
M SPENCER Mary Ann 3rd January 1887 at Fremantle
D 18th July 1905 Fremantle Western Australia B Fremantle Cemetery
Elizabeth Emma B 1868 Western Australia, did not marry
D 17/05/1952 Fremantle, buried with her sisters Dinah and Minnie at Fremantle Cemetery
Minnie Lydia B 1875 Western Australia, did not marry
D  25/10/1947, buried with her sisters Dinah and Elizabeth
Mary Charlotte B 1879 Western Australia, did not marry
D 18/08/1960 Fremantle, Buried Fremantle Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
GRAY Simon or Simeon – 4th Dragoon Guards arrived “DUDBROOK” 1853
B 1811 not yet known
D 1873 not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
LOCK Susan B 1813 not yet known
D 1852 England
c1834 Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Teacher at Fremantle Grammar School
1862 – 76 Fremantle Commissariat Storekeeper
1876 – Contractor with Convict Department
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Mon 5 Mar 1900 – David Hancock Obituary see image
Western Mail  Saturday 22 July 1905, page 22 Obituary David Letchford Hancock
The West Australian Thu 4 Dec 1952, Port Identity Dies, Aged Ninety-Three (see further info)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th March 1900 Fremantle Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
28th December 1899 Beaconsfield Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 David Hancock 1756 45th regiment location Belfast
Discharge due to varicose veins both legs making him unfit for serviceIn the 1851 Census David Hancock age 30 is a single man living at 38 Park Lane Kensington with his mother Dinah and her second husband James Munnock. David is working as a labourer.

Family lived at 60 Attfield Street Fremantle Western Australia.

4 Dec 1952 – Port Identity Dies, Aged Ninety-Three : “Miss Susan Hancock (93), of Attfield-street, Fremantle, died yesterday after having been in failing health. Miss Hancock was born in Fremantle and, with her four maiden sisters, once ran a private school [Fremantle Central School in Cantonment Street] … described yesterday as having been an avid worker for the Church and a much loved personality”.