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Jacky Platteeuw

HANCOCK, Private, ALFRED PHELPS, 16226

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Jacky Platteeuw

As you have probably guessed I am deep into research on The Menin Gate I have found following:

CWGC:HANCOCK, Private, ALFRED PHELPS, 16226. 9th Bn. Welsh Regiment. 7th June 1917. Age 13. Son of Elizabeth Hancock, of 37, Point St., Hakin, Milford Haven, and the late Frederick J. Hancock

SDGW: same date + enlisted Milford Haven

1901 Census: not found

This is surely the youngest one in the registers. But again I have my doubts about his age.

May I ask you again to look around and possibly give me your ideas.

Thanks in advance

Jacky

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Terry Denham

Jacky

This is a scanning error in the database.

The original register gives the age as 23.

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Myrtle

Jacky

Just to confirm what Terry has posted. The 1901 census has Alfred Hancock from Hakin - Milford Haven- as 7 years old which would make him 23 years old in 1917. Interestingly the only Fred Hancock (father?) at Hakin at that time was listed as "pilot". Being Milford Haven, obviously a boat/ship pilot.

Myrtle

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Jacky Platteeuw

Thanks both very much for your postings. This solves it. I also found 12 fifteen years old and trough research on the net it was already possible to eliminate 4 from the list . I continue research today.

Thanks again.

Jacky

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paul guthrie

We are now sure that John Condon, RIR? Poelkapelle Cemetery was actually 13? If so why does his headstone still day 14?

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Terry Denham

Paul

There is a very active research project under way by a group in UK to prove that John Condon was in fact 18 years old.

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