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A Merry Christmas to all!

 

I am looking for information on the husband of Madeline Battle Hancock an

American nurse who served in France.

The information I have says she was married to a British Army officer. I realize this is very little information to go on but I am hoping someone on the forum will recognize her name and can share some information on what became of her husband. She was from North Carolina and received twelve medals as a result of her service during the war. 

 

Gene

 

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Madelon Battle married Mortimer Pawson Hancock, (1870-1939), in North Carolina on 2 July 1904.

 

https://nursinghistory.appstate.edu/biographies/madelon-glory-battle-hancock

 

Two photos of him here. His first name is Mortimer - not Martimer:

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?f[0]=agentString%3AHancock%2C Martimer Pawson&query=

 

JP

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Madelon died in France in 1930:

HELLANCOURT formerly HANCOCK Madelon 1 Durham-place Smith-street Chelsea Middlesex single woman died 29 September 1930 at 12 Rue Boulevard Du Tzarewitch Nice France Administration London 5 December to Westray Battle Hancock esquire

 

Did she marry again after she and Mortimer were divorced?

 

JP

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On ‎24‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 08:56, RaySearching said:

Madelon was the first wife of Mortimer Pawson Hancock

 

Google is your friend

And Here

 

Ray

 

That's one of mine - the headstone of her son from the churchyard at Wortham in Suffolk.

 

22256752866_d9999c1e84.jpgLt Col Westray Battle Hancock Royal Fusiliers 1974 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

Unfortunately reviewing that looks like two of the links to pictures of Madelon are now dead.  One is still available, in addition to the picture of her in her nurses uniform which can be seen here:

https://www.ncpedia.org/hancock-madelon-glory-battle

 

The other is a picture of the "wife of Colonel M P Hancock" taken on the 1st May 1922  when she is shown playing with the regimental pet cheetah which she had tamed  :-)

https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2024904/photography_ProvidedCHO_TopFoto_co_uk_EU005023.html

The caption notes that her husband had been commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in Somaliland in the previous year

 

The marriage and birth of the son probably took place when M P Hancock was a Captain in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, stationed in Bermuda.

 

From a list of commanding officers of the 1st Battalion in the Great War

Lieutenant-Colonel Mortimer Pawson Hancock 21/02/1916 to 15/08/1916 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Mortimer Pawson Hancock 11/11/1916 to 19/04/1918 Replaced

www.ww1infantrycos.co.uk/royalfusiliers.html

 

Mortimer Pawson Hancock died on the 19th April 1939 while living at Abbey Mill House, Coggeshall, Essex. Mortimer is said to be a Colonel, (retired) in His Majesty’s Army. The executors of his estate are Dorothy Sophia Hancock and Westray Battle Hancock.
www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34702/page/6753/data.pdf

 

"The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War" by H C O'Neill can be viewed \ downloaded for free here:-

https://archive.org/details/royalfusiliersin00onei

Given his senior rank I suspect he might get the odd mention!

 

Hope that helps,

Peter

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Wrong Battalion
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Peter

it looks like the O P's question has been well and truly answered

a Merry Christmas to you 

Ray

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1 hour ago, RaySearching said:

Peter

it looks like the O P's question has been well and truly answered

a Merry Christmas to you 

Ray

 

And a merry Christmas to you - now just off to sing carols, share smokes and play footer with Gerry in no-mans land !

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