|Place of birth||Campbell Town Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||44|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss Lily Norcott, Campbell Town, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'During the attack on the Beaurevoir Line, east of Peronne on 3 October, 1918, all the non-commissioned officers of the platoon to which he belonged became casualties. He took command of the platoon and led them with great courage and skill. Encountering an enemy strong post, he took his Lewis gun forward to within 30 yards of the enemy, firing on the enemy guns. He put two machine guns out of action, killing most of the crews, and covering the advance of the platoon until the post was rushed. He then led the platoon on to the objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
'During the attack near MONT ST. QUENTIN North East of PERONNE, on 2nd September 1918, the company to which this man belonged was temporarily held up by terrific machine gun fire. Private NORCOTT seeing this, rushed forward of his Company with a Lewis Gun to the flank of the enemy strong point, and opened fire on the post. He maintained fire on the enemy post, notwithstanding that he was heavily fired at all the time, thus enabling his Company to advance and capture the post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
War service: Western FrontMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal