Rank Private Service # 53439 Unit # 18th Resident Charing Cross 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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 Notice something wrong with this record? Or, do you have something to add? Report it using our online form.