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James TAYLOR

Regimental number502
Place of birthMoulton, Lincoln, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressLaen North, Donald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.75"
Weight161.75 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Taylor, Sholbeach, Lincoln, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted HS 'Neuralia', Gallipoli, 30 July 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 1 August 1915 (dysentery); transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 16 August 1915 (gastro-enteritis); to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 25 August 1915; discharged to duty from No 2 Australian Convalescent Depot, 8 September 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 October 1915 (dysentery); discharged to duty, 12 November 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Cairo, 2 April 1916 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 18 April 1916; reported to 4th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 April 1916.

Transferred to Cyclists' Corps, 18 May 1916.

Found guilty, 23 May 1916, of neglect of duty: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, France (dates not recorded).

Admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 22 July 1916; discharged to Base Details, 31 July 1916 (non-venereal disease).

Transferred to 60th Bn, 25 August 1916; taken on strength, 29 August 1916.

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1916 (trench feet); transferred to Ambulance Train, 2 December 1916, and admitted No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 3 December 1916; transferred to England, 6 December 1916, and admitted to Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Exeter, 7 December 1916 (trench feet: slight); discharged from hospital, 23 February 1917.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 4 May 1917; Corporal, 28 April 1917.

Found guilty, Windmill Hill, of being absent without leave from1200, 16 September, to 1800, 17 September 1917: severely reprimanded, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Marched out for duty with Overseas Training Brigade, 16 September 1917; taken on strength of Permanent Cadre of Overseas Training Brigade, 7 November 1917.

Attended Lewis Gun Course at Australian School of Musketry, Tidworth, 12 February-7 March 1918, and qualified as First Class and Distinguished.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 March 1918; taken on strength of Australian Corps Cyclists Bn, 25 March 1918, and posted to Details attached as surplus personnel.

Transferred to 14th Bn, 31 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 3 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 27 September 1919.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TAYLOR James

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