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Kenneth Campbell TAYLOR-VERNON

Regimental number2911
Place of birthWaratah New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKing Island, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Taylor-Vernon, King Island, Tasmania
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD, east of YPRES on 20/21st September, 1917, Sgt. TAYLOR-VERNON acted as Platoon Commander. By his great courage and personal example he kept his men in cheerful spirits throughout the whole operations. He also took charge of another platoon whose Officer had become a casualty, reorganised same and materially assisted in the consolidation of the position. During heavy enemy barrage on the night of 21st September, by conspicuous gallantry and disregard of personal safety, he got all his men under good cover, thus avoiding many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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