The AIF Project


Regimental number4558
Place of birthAscot Vale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address103 The Avenue, Moreland, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Albert Taylor, 103 The Avenue, Moreland, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919

Military Medal

'At HERLEVILLE East of AMIENS on 18th August 1918, this man showed great coolness in laying a telephone line in rear of the advancing wave and only when the line had been repeatedly cut did he relinquish his attempt to establish communication by this means. He then volunteered to carry a message back overland although the previous runner had been killed a few yards from him. This soldier crossed a level and fire swept zone with his message in daylight and did not hesitate though heavy enemy fire was directed upon him. He also rendered a valuable and accurate verbal report of the situation and throughout the remainder of the day showed bravery and coolness above the average.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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