Stanley Hezekiah Hancock
Stanley was born in 1899 to Hezekiah and Laura Hancock who at that time were living in Knowle in Bristol. Hezekiah was a Stone Mason. Hezekiah himself was born in Bradford on Avon and his wife Laura (nee Newman) was born in Box.
By 1911 Stanley was living in Spring Field Cottages in Priory Street with his parents and 4 brothers, Norman, Frederick, William and Reggie and 2 sisters Edith and Ivy. Ivy was born in Corsham. Stanley was one of 9 children – John and Mabel had already left home by 1911.
The large Hancock family lived next door to Mr and Mrs Gunstone in 1911 – William Henry was also a casualty of the war whose name is on the Corsham War Memorial.
Service records show that Stanley enlisted for the Army in February 1917 when he would have been just 18. He was in the Prince Albert’s Somerset Light Infantry (6th Battalion) and was killed in action a year later in March 1918.
He has a military grave in the Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery in Picardie in France.
Stanley Hezekiah Hancock is one of the names on the Corsham WW1 War Memorial. We are very grateful to his family who shared his photo and allowed the chance to research the family detail behind the name.
Click here for the Corsham Army Cadet page on Stanley Hezekiah Hancock.