Name: Lance Corporal Hooley Hancock 25935
Date of Birth: 1888
Address: Stamford Street Glenfield
William George Hancock (boot trade pressman) and Maud Mary
Occupation before the war: Shoe clicker
Nelly Cramp b.1876 | William Joseph Cramp b.1877 | Frank Arthur b.1880 |
Ethel Maud b.1885 | Edith Lydia b.1886
Date Died: 5.11.1917
Place of Death: Ypres
Place of Burial/Memorial: Xxi Gg 5, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Cause of death: Died of Wounds
Section – “C” Company
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- Parents names changed order after 1901 census – George William and Mary Maud
- On 1911 census, Hooley was living at Shelbrook House, Cropston Road, with his sister Ethel; her husband John Lee, who was a farmer and his sister Edith.
- Enlisted 6.12.1915 at Leicester and gave his age as 27 years and 212 days
- His medical examination recorded that he was 5 foot 8 inches in height and he had a chest measurement of between 34½ and 37½ inches.
- After attestation he was transferred as Private, service number 3/25935 to the Army Reserve.
- Mobilized on the 1/3/16. Posted to the Depot of the Leicestershire Regiment on the 1/3/16. Posted to the 3rd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on the 5/3/16. Embarked from Folkestone to join the British Expeditionary Force in France on the 16/11/16.
- Transferred to the 12th Infantry Brigade Base Depot and posted to the 11th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on the 17/11/16
- . Posted to the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on the 3/12/16. Joined the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, in the field on the 5/12/16. Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal on the 1/3/17.
- Admitted to the 20th Casualty Clearing Station suffering from myalgia on the 3/5/17. Transferred to the 47th General Hospital at Le Treport on the 3/5/17. Transferred to the 3rd Canadian Hospital at Le Treport on the 9/5/17.
- Transferred to 12th Infantry Brigade Base Depot at Calais on the 15/5/17. Rejoined 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, in the field on the -?-. Admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station on the -?-.
- A summary of his service records: Home Service, 17/3/16 – 16/11/16. British Expeditionary Force, France, 17/11/16 – 5/11/17. Total service 1 year 250 days. Hooley was awarded the British War and Victory medals.
- On the 26th February 1918 the Officer i/c Infantry Records, Lichfield forwarded the following articles to Hooley’s widow, Mrs. M. E. Hancock, Stamford Street, Glenfield, Leicester. Disc. Letters. Photo’s. Religious Book. Purse. Wallet. Photo Case. Scissors. 9 Carat Gold Ring. Cigarette Lighter. Diary. Metal Chain and Disc. Cards. Lock of Hair. Souvenir Note.
- Hooley married Mary Eleanor Robinson in 1916. His widow married Benjamin Potter in 1921. They latterly resided at 161, Murray Road, Rugby, Warwickshire
- Left £112 to wife probate