Somerset Yeomanry. 22 October 1918

Harry Hancock was the husband of Edith Hancock, later Waldron, of 25 Bowling Green Road, Stourbridge, and enlisted in the Somerset Yeomanry. By 1918 the troopers had become dismounted troops and fought as infantry. The 1/1st West Somerset Yeomanry was in the 74th Division which had arrived on the Western Front from Egypt in May 1918. It then became actively involved in the Advance to Victory which began on the 21st June. They advanced in the Arras sector and the Hindenburg Line was breached on the 29th September. They then fought towards the German frontier but Private Harry Hancock was killed on the 22nd October. He was buried where he died and was later transferred to Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt (2 1 7). He was 25 years of age and is commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and the Methodist church Memorials.

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Stourbridge Mary Stevens Park

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Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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