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Ernest Alfred * TAYLOR

Regimental number1883
OccupationEngine driver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J C Taylor, East Molong, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the night 23rd/24th June this man was in charge of Lewis Gun section in the attack on the enemy trenches South West of METEREN. On moving forward he was wounded by four of the enemy who were moving to their gun. He rushed his section forward, killed the enemy and captured the machine gun. It was not till after our objective had been gained and partly consolidated that TAYLOR asked to get away as he was feeling ill from loss of blood. His courage and example set to the men is worthy of recommendation.'

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