Lance Corporal Hooley Hancock 25935

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Name:  Lance Corporal Hooley Hancock 25935


Date of Birth:  1888


Address:   Stamford Street Glenfield


Parents Names: 

William George Hancock (boot trade pressman) and Maud Mary


Occupation before the war:  Shoe clicker


Siblings Names:

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


Age:  29


Place of Death:   Ypres


Place of Burial/Memorial:  Xxi Gg 5, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery


Cause of death:   Died of Wounds


Regiment:

7th Batallion

Leicestershire Regiment

Section – “C” Company


Medals:

British Medal

Victory Medal


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