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Edwin Hutchinson TAYLOR

Regimental number657
Place of birthBangalore, Madras Presidency, India
SchoolRetford Grammar School, Nottinghamshire, England
Other trainingTamworth Agricultural College, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBush labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Taylor, St Michaels' Place, West Bradford, Notts, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circularb. 17 September 1891. "Twice to India and back to England before the age of 8. Keen on natural history and a 'jungle' life. Keen student of all sorts of history. Very delicate from 12 to 21 - then got all right & went to B[ritish] E[ast] Africa to a trading firm. A serious illness & doctor's orders of [a] voyage took him to Australia where he found work through Labour Agency, but intended to eventually settle in B.E.A. with a trading cart of his own." (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death9 August 1915
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialJohnstons Jolly (Special Memorial 36), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Dr. Vincent O. and Maria Jane TAYLOR, "Trevons", High Street, Selsey, Sussex, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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