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Charles John TAYLOR

Regimental number3056
Place of birthKingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
SchoolLe Fevre's Peninsula Public school, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
AddressHeath Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Taylor, Heath Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for c. 4 years in the Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in June 1915. Served on Gallipoli until the evacuation; then stationed in Egypt before moving to France in June 1916.
FateDied of wounds 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death23.5
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row F, Grave No. 3), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
81
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1333 Sergeant Frederick George TAYLOR, 16th Bn, killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

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