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William TAYLOR

Regimental number1208
Place of birthHythe, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Miss Kate Taylor, Hythe, Kent, England
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 23 September 1914 - 2nd Bn, 1st Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, 15 January 1915. Wounded at Gallipoli, 16 June 1915 but remained at duty.
FateKilled in Action 07-14 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death10 August 1915
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
34
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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