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David Lawrence TAYLOR

Regimental number1996
Date of birth18 October 1896
Place of birthMt Gambier, South Australia
SchoolPeterborough Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
Address73 Gladstone Road, Mile End, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Dora Taylor, 73 Gladstone Road, Mile End, South Australia
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Discharge date27 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3764A Pte Wallace Gambier TAYLOR, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1918; 1048 Pte Edward Leonard TAYLOR, 9th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 19 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, Bullecourt, 2 April 1917; invalided to Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton; returned to duty, September 1917. Contracted illness, 17 June 1918; invalided to England, later to Australia; discharged as medically unfit.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of deathMarch 1978

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