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Harold Parker TAYLOR

Regimental number2220
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressArcadia, Galston via Hornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Taylor, 'Rusholme', Arcadia, Galston via Hornsby, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date17 October 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 5 August 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 8 November 1916 (trench feet), and transferred same day to Anzac Corps Rest Station; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 November 1916.

Reverted to Private at own request.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 December 1916 (trench feet), and transferred same day to Anzac Corps Rest Station; transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 December 1916; to Ambulance Train, 28 December 1916; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen; to England, 31 December 1916, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 1 January 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford (date not recorded); discharged on furlough, 26 January 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 10 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 October 1917 (gun shot wound, shoulder), andadmitted to 64th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 10 October 1917, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 11 October 1917. Transferred to England, 23 October 1917, and admitted to Bath Hospital, 24 October 1917: wound severe). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 December 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 7 December 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 31 July 1918 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); disembarked Melbourne, 25 September 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 17 October 1918.

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

See 343 Harold Parker TAYLOR for first period of service.
Date of death28 August 1967

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