Photos courtesy of Karen


Born: 1896,  26/11/1896   8 Arthur Street Ipswich

Died on or since death presumed: 26th April 1915; age 18; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 7th April 1915 – France.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 5573.

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 46 – 48 & 50.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West Vlaanderen,



news paper article from Lisa

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs S. Hancock, of 135, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


The Hancock family (late 1890’s)




1901   8, Arthur Terrace, Ipswich.


Lazarus was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Henry Hancock, 44, a Sugar Confectioner – own account – at home, born Ipswich.

Sophia Hancock (nee Bumstead), 35, born Ipswich.

Mary Childs Hancock, 17, a Corset Maker, born Ipswich.

Sophia Bumstead Hancock, 12, born Ipswich.

Jessie Hancock, 10, born Ipswich.

Charles Henry Hancock, 8, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Susan Hancock, 6, born Ipswich.

George Hancock, 5, born Ipswich.

Arthur Ebenezer Hancock, 3, born Ipswich.

Emily Hancock, 1, born Ipswich.

Maria Hancock, 6 weeks, born Ipswich.


1911   69, Rosebery Road, Ipswich.


Harry was 14 years old, a Shop Assistant – Fish Trade. He was living with his parents, siblings & brother-in-law.

Charles, 55, a Confectionery Sugar Boiler – own account – at home.

Sophia, 46, Assisting in Business.

Sophia Gilbert, 22, a Corset Maker – Corset Factory.

Edward Gilbert, 23, an Able Sailor – British Navy.

Charles, 18, a Saw Mill – Timber Trade.

Lizzie, 17.

George, 15, a Sugar Boiler – Confectionery.

Arthur, 13, an Errand Boy – Sweet Trade.

Emily, 11.

Maria, 10.

Grace Maude Hancock, 5, born Ipswich.

Ivy Evelyn Hancock, 3, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Henry Hancock – father.


Lazarus is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church , Ipswich. ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich. Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.

The Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion


  • Lazarus Harry Hancock was my great uncle. My grandmother was his sister Maria Richards nee Hancock (known as Dolly). My parents both died young and I have lost touch with most of my family. I should be interested to know of any connections.


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