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Charles TAYLOR

Regimental number5465
Place of birthHughenden Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHarvey's Hotel, Crookwell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C D Taylor, Homebush, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT from the 30th September to 2nd October 1918 this N.C.O. displayed most conspicuous bravery and determination. Early in the attack he rushed an enemy Machine Gun Post killing two of the garrison and putting the gun out of action. During the bombing attack up the main enemy trench he rendered invaluable assistance in keeping up the supply of grenades by collecting them from casualties and by salvaging German grenades and also took a leading part in clearing the enemy from the trench. Throughout the whole operation he displayed considerable dash and initiative and gave the greatest possible assistance to his Platoon Commander.'
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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