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George Edward JOHNCOCK

Regimental number4327
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, E Johncock, 307 High Road, Lee Green, London SW, England
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateKilled in Action 13 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCote 80 French National Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 3), Etinehem, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary E. JOHNCOCK, 307 High Road, Lee, London

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on April 5th 1918. Whilst in charge of an isolated night post he saw a neighbouring post attacked and occupied by enemy. he immediately organised a counter-attack of 6 men and regained it, killing majority of enemy, and holding it until dawn bringing out our wounded safely. He did great work in big attack with his Lewis Gun and only retired when the remainder of his team were casualties. he continued firing until he was wounded and his gun destroyed. Throughout he has displayed exceptional determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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