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John GOULD-TAYLOR

Regimental number30589
Place of birthYoung New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
Address13 Grandview Grove, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Gould-Taylor, 13 Grandview Grove, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceM U Rifles
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 22
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2722
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialProspect Hill Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 12), Gouy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Roll of Honour, Shrine of Memories, Anzac Square, Brisbane, Queensland. Parents: Rev. W. and Marion GOULD-TAYLOR, Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Young, New South Wales
Medals

DFC

'On the 28th of August, when on reconnaissance, this Officer was attacked by five Fokker biplanes; with characteristic boldness and skill he drove them off, shooting down one out of control. He then continued reconnaissances, sending down calls on three hostile batteries (which were neutralized), six parties of transport, and two trains. During recent operations this Officer has rendered most valuable service in sending down calls, displaying keeness of observation and great power of endurance. While on this duty he never hesitated to attack the enemy as opportunity occurred.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Distinguished Flying Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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