|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Allaines|
|Object type||Trench Art|
Johncock, George Edward
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Allaines|
|Date made||c 1 January 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Trench art map of Australia : Sergeant G E Johncock, 49 Battalion, AIF
Small trench art map of Australia fashioned from a piece of bronze. The coast has been edged with a decorative border and the centre is hand engraved with the letters 'G.E.J.'. These initials are surrounded by a floral wreath and surmounted by a four pointed star. To the left of the initials is the name 'HAUT ALLAINES' engraved diagonally. To the right is the date 'JAN. 1ST 1918'. The reverse has the beginnings of a sentence engraved into the top centre. The legible letters read 'A PIEC'.
4327 Sergeant George Edward Johncock enlisted from Bangalow on 14 September 1915 and left Brisbane on 3 January 1916. He served first with 47 Battalion and later with 49 Battalion. He won the Military Medal for his involvement in an action at Dernancourt on 5 April 1918. He was killed on 13 August 1918 and is buried at Cote 80 French National Cemetery Etinehem.