HANCOCK – David 45th Regiment

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45th Regiment Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters

South Africa Medal

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 / 18 years / Bow Street London Middlesex England
Servant
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationSouth Africa – 7 years
Length of Service11 years (deduced)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / September 1850 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal 1834-1853 (tentative)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
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
Father
Date/Place of Birth
HANCOCK John
B 1800 not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
LETCHFORD Dinah
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 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
Marriage
LOCK Susan B 1813 not yet known
D 1852 England
c1834 Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Teacher at Fremantle Grammar School
1862 – 76 Fremantle Commissariat Storekeeper
1876 – Contractor with Convict Department
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian ) Mon 5 Mar 1900 – Davod 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
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th March 1900 Fremantle Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
28th December 1899 Beaconsfield Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information
Family lived at 60 Attfield Street Fremantle Western Australia T with Mary (youngest daughter) inheriting the property.
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”.