LEST WE FORGET
Lieutenant John Mervyn HANCOCK
From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force
Service No: 2063 (Australian Army)
Born: Omeo VIC, March 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 31 March 1915
Unit: No. 30 Training Depot Station, Northolt
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 1 March 1919, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Ruislip (St Martin) Churchyard Extension, Middlesex
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace Albert and Clara Maggie Hancock, of Prince of Wales Hotel, 25 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia. Late Australian Imperial Force
On 4 April 1917, Lieutenant Hancock resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.
During a ferry flight on 1 March 1919, Sopwith Snipe aircraft E6157 flown by Lieutenant Hancock caught fire in flight and involuntary looped, throwing him from the aircraft and he was killed.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, HANCOCK J M
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/969 page 28, 119721