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Regimental number2712
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Hackney, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMonumental mason
AddressAugusta Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, Mr William Laycock, Edwardstown, South Road, South Australia
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row L, Grave No. 22), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie LAYCOCK. Native of Glenelg, South Australia. Commemorated in a stained glass window of St Lambert (Bishop of Maestricht) in St Peter's Church of England, Glenelg, South Australia. The Memorial Chapel features a series of windows of various saints representing the allied forces in the Great War. Also commemorated in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsCousin: Major Alfred Edward COOK, 9th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 4 July 1915.
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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