The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hancock
First Name:
George
Nick Name:
Nunky
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7987
Classification:
Clerk
Company:
‘D’ Company Headquarters, No 14 Platoon.
Place of Birth:
Leicester, England
Father's Name:
John Hancock
Mothers's Name:
Charlotte Sophia Hancock (nee Martin)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Cashier
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Banderra Chao Puraya River, Nacompaton,Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Tavoy, Ye, Victoria Point.
POW#:
9355
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

George Hancock aged 12 years migrated with his parents and family from London on ‘Ajama’ to Fremantle 2 October 1913.

George Hancock, Bryan Manwaring and Dorothy (Letts) Manwaring.
George Hancock, Bryan Manwaring and Dorothy (Letts) Manwaring.

 

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).

 

At the end of the war, George was recovered from Nacompaton, Thailand.

L-R Wally Lynch, Bill Hicks, George Hancock, ‘Trader’ Horn.

 

When George returned to WA he spent time convalescing at Lady Mitchell, Cottesloe.  Please go to Lady Mitchell.

In 1946 George married Emma Amanda Stremple and it is thought they had two children.

George Hancock died 19th October 1995 at the age of 95 years.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Banderra, Chao Puraya River - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Bangkok - Thailand
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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