Wilfred Leslie Hancock

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Wilfred Leslie Hancock
Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Dec 1915
Place of Birth Maylands, Western Australia
Death 8 Jan 1997, aged 81
Place of Death Kenwick, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 6 months
Occupation Labourer
Religion Methodist
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Wilfred Edward Hancock
Military Information
Reg Number WX7434
Date of Enlistment 6 Aug 1940
Rank Private
Unit/Formation No 2 Depot Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Medical discharge
Remained in Australia
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

War Service

Enlisted at the Recruit Reception Depot at Claremont, and 10 days later on 16 Aug 1940 he was sent to the Melville Training Depot. On 23 Aug 1940 he was admitted to 110th Australian Base Hospital Perth with meningitis, and was not released to his unit again until 26 Nov 1940. On 3 Dec 1940 he was sent to the Recruit Training Depot at Northam camp, and the next day transferred to No. 2 Depot Battalion. He was examined by a medical board on 19 Jan 1941 who recommended discharge which occurred on 24 Jan 1941.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at 292 William street, Perth, welder; 1949 Welshpool road, Wattle Grove; 1958 - 1968 at Alcock street Maddington, boilermaker; 1972 - 1980 at 14 Verna street, Gosnells;

During 1950 Wilfred married Nardi Svicarovich in Perth. Nardi died on 23 Oct 1987 in Gosnells, aged 64.


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