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Regimental number526
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWolfram Camp via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, N J Taylor, Wolfram Camp via Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date15 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'During attack on German position north of FLERS during 5th/6th November, 1916, this man was ordered to attend and collect wounded. He did this duty for 36 hours continuously, working from No Man's Land under heavy shell and maachine gun fire. His spirit and example had a marked effect upon his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 31 March 1973

Bar to Military Medal

'During an attack at VAUVILLERS, near AMIENS, on the 9th August 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of the stretcher bearers. He went out time and time again under very heavy machine gun fire in daylight, carrying in wounded. Again, during an attack on 10th August, he was responsible for getting in all the wounded in a very short time, under heavy and close range rifle and machine gun fire. He went out with another man almost to an enemy post in daylight, and brought in two wounded men who had gone in advance of the attack. Notwithstanding the fact that they were continually being sniped at and under machine gun fire, he made the trip twice, having to crawl most of the way. During the whole operation, this N.C.O. did splendid work, showing an utter disregard for danger, and setting a fine example to the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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