“A fearless despatch rider in action, and no mishap has ever prevented him from getting through with a despatch. In the Amman operations, October, 1919, when all wheeled traffic had to be left behind he succeeded in getting through with his motor cycle to the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, across the mountains of Moab, although under fire and molested by Bedouins. He showed throughout a fearless example and his devotion to duty was of the highest.”
Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 59
Date: 8 July 1920
For his actions 172 Driver – Percy “Buck” Weatherilt was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal – DCM.
Percy was a well-known motorcycle racing identity in the UK and Sydney before the war. On his return to Australia Percy was a very modest and a highly productive man up to his final days when he died in 1971 aged 92.