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Richard STRANGMAN-TAYLOR

Regimental number3127
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
AddressNeutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Olive Strangman Taylor, Kurraba House, Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 10 May 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'Is recommended for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action near HAMEL WOOD, east of CORBIE on 4th July, 1918. Throughout the operation this N.C.O. displayed magnificent gallantry and great leadership. Early in the attack his Platoon Commander was wounded and he immediately took command and led the Platoon on with great dash and utter disregard for personal safety. When the final objective was reached his Platoon got down very quickly and his post was put in an excellent state of defence. While a section of his Platoon was moving forward to investigate an enemy post they were opened on by an enemy machine gun and several of them were wounded. He immediately rushed to their assistance, and although the position was still subject to heavy fire he dressed their wounds and got them back to our lines. His work throughout was magnificent and richly deserves recognition. He was awarded the Military Medal on the 27th March, 1918 for gallantry at HEBUTERNE.'
Source: Military Order No. 87
Date: 5 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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