HANCOCK, Frank Holgate

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Tuesday, March 28, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Lieutenant Frank Hancock died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room,resulting in the death of Ty. Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."
 
Sources
CWGC
National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.
 
Notes
The Marines from 43 RM Cdo. also killed on that day were Marine Saunders and Marine Percy Jeal.
 

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