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Matthew “Matt” Hancock
Colours of the Crown

Carried the Colours of the Crown, Flag Bearer in the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, perhaps with the 89th Regiment, in the Niagara Region. Born in Ireland in 1784.

Member of the Orange Lodge Brigade.

He has a flat headstone erected in his memory at the Emily Cemetery that has been verified by a local citizen and historian Mike O’Reilly.  Each year in commemoration of his service the local legion places a Canadian Flag at his gravesite on Remembrance Day.