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Allen Fergus TAYLOR

Regimental number571
Place of birthYarrawonga Victoria
AddressLockhart, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Taylor, 60 Lewisham Road, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during an advance. He was in charge of sixteen machine guns, and on reaching the final objective he at once made a reconnaissance, and got his guns into position under heavy fire. He sent back valuable information and inspired his men by his energy and contempt of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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