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Rank Private
Service # 53439
Unit # 18th
Resident Charing Cross
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

Pte. Bancroft trained six months with the 6th Lanchesters, Rochdale.

He arrived in England for overseas service Apr. 9, 1915 and trained at Folkstone until Sept. 1 when he crossed to France.

He was gassed and wounded Nov. 2nd after eleven months hospital treatment in England he was returned to Canada for further hospital treatment pending discharge.

Three months later, Jan 22, 1917, he died.


Cenotaph Chatham and Kent County Cenotaph - Chatham
Sources Chatham Daily Planet (04-11-1916), Chatham Daily Planet (27-09-1919), Blenheim Freedom Library
Supplemental Information Father: George William Bancroft 50 Avenue, Hadfield, near Manchester, England
Height 5'7"
Eye Colour gray
Age 28
Complexion fair
Hair brown
Race white
Birthplace Hadfield, England
Religion Methodist
Last Place of Employment Charing Cross, Ontario
Average Earnings 600/yr
Marital Status single
When Enlisted Oct. 26, 1914
Where Enlisted Chatham

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