Trench art map of Australia : Sergeant G E Johncock, 49 Battalion, AIF

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Allaines
Accession Number REL29125
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Trench Art
Physical description Bronze
Maker Johncock, George Edward
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Allaines
Date made c 1 January 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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'.

History / Summary

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.