Bancroft, David

BORN CAISTOR, LINCOLNSHIRE 1888. SON OF NICHOLSON BANCROFT (1847-1920) & MARY ANN PARKER BANCROFT (1848-1909). A GROCER’S ASSISTANT. HE BOARDED AT 40 VANE STREET, SPRINGBANK WEST (1911 CENSUS). HE MARRIED MARY ELLEN KIRBY ON 11/12/1913. THEY LIVED AT 8 CEDAR GROVE, EXCHANGE STREET AND AT THIS ARMY RECORDS ADDRESS, WITH THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE MAY (BORN 02/10/1914). HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 30/05/1916, AGED 27 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS. HIS ARMY RECORDS DESCRIBE HIM, AS 5 FOOT, 3 INCHES TALL, 166 LBS WEIGHT, 38 INCH CHEST SIZE. HE ARRIVED IN FRANCE ON 17/09/1916. SERVING WITH THE 10TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT FROM 08/10/1916. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, AT OPPY WOOD, ON 3RD MAY 1917, AGED 29. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE ARRAS MEMORIAL. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 19/06/1917.
HE WAS BROTHER TO HARRY, EDITH, ADA, FRED, CHARLOTTE, ETHEL AND FRANK. HIS OTHER BROTHER, PRIVATE, ARTHUR BANCROFT, 39698, 15TH NOTTS & DERBY, WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 16/09/1916, AGED 37.


First name:
DAVID
Military Number:
23939
Rank:
Private
Date Died
03/05/1917
Place died:
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
29
67 , CUMBERLAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK