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Edward Hunter TAYLOR

Regimental number4286
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressAberdeen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Taylor, Segenhoe Street, Aberdeen, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 20th September 1917 near WESTHOEK in capacity of a runner he displayed the utmost good judgement and courage throughout the attack. He successfully brought up reinforcements to replace casualties, and continously carried messages to and from the front line and Company Headquarters and through most heavy barrages. he moved fearlessly from position to position under fire from enemy snipers. He set an excellent example to all the men around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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