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Joseph Richardson TAYLOR

Regimental number202
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
Addressc/o Mr J Ross, Allumba, via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, James Taylor, Fourth Street, Haddington, North Berwick, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the Seaforth Highlanders, British Army. Mobilised in August 1914, embarking on the "Kanowna" for Thursday Island, 8 August 1914 (No. 1751). Volunteered to join the AN&MEF, went to Port Moresby. Returned to Townsville; discharged, 18 September 1914. Enlisted in the AIF on 17 September 1914. Taken on strength, 15th Bn, 24 September 1914. Wounded at Gallipoli between 1-5 May 1915; also aon 8 August 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 July 1915.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 August 1915
Place of death or woundingHill 60, Gallipoli
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Helen Richardson TAYLOR. Native of Edinburgh, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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