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Alfred James Robert TAYLOR

Regimental number1913
Place of birthNew South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maria Lousia Taylor, 52 Vincent Street, Nth Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 8), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Eliza Frances TAYLOR; husband of Maria L. TAYLOR, 52 Vincent Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia. Native of New South Wales

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has shown conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at all times, and particularly during the operations the Battalion was engaged in during the month of October, 1917. On all occasions during the fighting he personally conducted the rations for his Company, from the rear area to the men in the front line, and saw them distributed. Through his vigorous action and personal ;supervision, all available supplies of food and comforts reached the men of his Company, who were thus enabled to carry on under extremely trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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