George Percy WAYCOTT

Regimental number3252
Place of birthDevonshire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressGilpanger, Harrow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Waycott, 'Parks', Cornworthy, Totness, Devon, England
Enlistment date25 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Medal

'At Glencorse Wood during the period 25th to 26th September Private Waycott showed great coolness and courage. On the night of the 25th and morning of 26th he continually attended to wounded, and dug out buried men under extremely heavy Artillery fire and later during the day of 26th when his company were ordered forward, he acted as runner and passed continuously between the front line and Battalion Headquarters through the enemys barrage and thus enabled Headquarters to keep in touch with the situation. Later in the evening of the 26th Private Waycott was wounded but delivered his message and reported back and would not retire from duty until ordered to do so.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal