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Regimental number106
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinGilbert Taylor, 7 Queen Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
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Photo: Peter Dennis

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has on many occasions shown great coolness and resource under heavy shell fire, and on two occasions saved a difficult situation by taking charge and restoring the situation by his example and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals:Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 May 1960
Age at death65
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria

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