Samuel Hancock, a married 26-year-old blacksmith from Clifford Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, enlisted 3 August 1915, having previously served with the Scottish Rifles for 3 years. Hancock also had a sister named Mildred Smith who lived in Parramatta.
Hancock embarked with his unit aboard HMAT ‘Euripides’ sailing from Sydney on 2 November 1915. Hancock was taken on strength on 16 February 1916 and served as part of the 3 Infantry Battalion in both England and France.
Research Team, Parramatta Heritage Centre, City of Parramatta, 2016