Roll of Honour Edwin Banthorpe Hancey

Service number 4701
Rank Stoker
Unit HMAS Melbourne
Service Royal Australian Navy
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 12 June 1917
Place of Death Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Cause of Death Illness (Tonsilitis, septicaemia and heart failure)
Age at Death 23
Cemetery or Memorial Details Flaybrick Hill Cemetery, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Source AWM144 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Royal Australian Navy

Location on the Roll of Honour

Edwin Banthorpe Hancey's name is located at panel 1 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

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Personal Service Records

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War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour name projection

Edwin Banthorpe Hancey's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:


  • Sat 25 December 2021 at 2:55am
  • Tue 22 March 2022 at 4:38am


These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.