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Percy George SHILCOCK

Regimental number2981
Date of birth25 November 1896
Place of birthSouthampton, England
SchoolSt Mary's Extra, Southampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoiler maker
AddressKapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lavinia Eliza Shilcock, Clare Road, Kapunda, South Australia
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded his section which he only joined as they were lying waiting for the signal of zero hour, with great success, capturing an enemy machine gun post after a determined resistance. His platoon commander and sergeant were wounded, and he took command and drove back a party of the enemy who were endeavouring to develop a flank attack. He displayed qualities of leadership and initiative of a very high order, and set a splendid example of courage under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6094/769 Air Mechanic (Second Class) William Charles SHILCOCK, 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, died of disease, 18 January 1919; 16316 Pte Fred Thomas SHILCOCK, 4th Australian Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 28 August 1919; 14628 Driver Howard SHILCOCK, Australian Army Service Corps Motor Transport, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 June 1965
Place of burialBeresfield Crematorium, New South Wales

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