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Charles William TAYLER

Regimental number1750
Place of birthLismore New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F Tayler, Colsthen Creek, Pomona, Queensland
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and ability. Near Villeret, on 18 September, 1918, when the attack was held up by strong enemy machine gun fire from a trench, he immediately brought his Lewis gun into action in an exposed position, thus helping a small party of "moppers up" to approach the trench from a flank. He then rushed forward, firing his gun from the hip, and took up a position on the enemy side of the trench, and brought covering fire to bear on the enemy's position while the "moppers up" completed the capture of the post. He did excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2218 Pte Henry August TAYLER, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1915; 2217 Pte Peter Alfred TAYLER, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 November 1965
Place of burialCloncurry Cemetery

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