William Gordon LAYCOCK

Regimental number1844
Date of birth21 January 1897
Place of birthDevonport, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUpper Rooke Street, Devonport West, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Laycock, Upper Rooke Street, Devonport West, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 19 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 October 1915
Date of death16 October 1915
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 137), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 37 Driver Joseph Harold LAYCOCK, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 28 August 1915 (shrapnel wound, back).

Died of wounds, No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 16 October 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAYCOCK William Gordon