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  • 12607 Private Cyril Hancock was killed in action on 9 August 1915 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
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Cuckney Nottinghamshire
After marrying in 1890, Walter Hancock and Florence Field White, lived at Cuckney Post Office under Florence’s widowed mother. The mother was the sub post office mistress and Florence was her assistant and husband Walter, employed as a woodman. In their first year they had a daughter, Henrietta Augustus, named after her grandmother. Over the following years, they saw the births of three more children, Cyril Rupert born 1896, William Norris 1898 and Constance Annie born 1903, all born in Cuckney. By 1901, Walter was employed as a Welbeck estate gamekeeper while Florence worked in the rural post office. 1911 saw their address as Millwood Lodge, Welbeck with children, Henrietta as an assistant elementary school teacher and 15 year old Cyril as an errand boy.
09 Aug 1915
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694205 - CWGC Website
12607
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Cyril Hancock enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters at Welbeck. His battalion sailed from Liverpool in early July 1915 for Gallipoli, landing at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915. He was killed in action two days later, during the battalion's first attack on Gallipoli 9 August 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
CWG additional information:- Son of Walter and Florence Hancock of Crag Lodge, Welbeck, Worksop. Four men who joined the 9th Notts and Derbys from Holbeck and Welbeck Estates fell on the 9th August 1915, John Everett, Cyril Hancock, William Johnson and James Mitchie.
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  • 12607 Private Cyril Hancock was killed in action on 9 August 1915 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
    Cyril Hancock name on Memorial - 12607 Private Cyril Hancock was killed in action on 9 August 1915 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse