The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘D’ Company Headquarters, No 14 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Leicester, England
- Father's Name:
- John Hancock
- Mothers's Name:
- Charlotte Sophia Hancock (nee Martin)
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Banderra Chao Puraya River, Nacompaton,Bangkok
- Camps Burma:
- Tavoy, Ye, Victoria Point, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Aungganaung
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay
George Hancock aged 12 years migrated with his parents and family from London on ‘Ajama’ to Fremantle 2 October 1913 also his married sister Rebecca Letts and her sons.
George was at Ye Hospital 17.9.1942 and transferred to Tavoy with Dysentery. From Tavoy he was sent straight to Thetkaw. He was at Thanby Hospital 5.3.1943 then sent to Tamakan.
Marched into Bangkok area from Banderra 4.9.1945 where he worked on bridge bombed by Allies on Chao Puraya River (as did Con Ryan WX8734).
The above news was printed October 1943.
At the end of the war, George was recovered from Nacompaton, Thailand.
When George returned to WA he spent time convalescing at Lady Mitchell, Cottesloe. Please go to Lady Mitchell.
In 1946 George married Emma Amanda Stempel they had two children Georgina and Helen (who married Colin Hunter).
George Hancock died 19th October 1995 at the age of 95 years.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Banderra, Chao Puraya River - Thailand
- Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
- Ye - Burma
- Bangkok - Thailand
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma