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James Balfour TAYLOR

Regimental number606
Place of birthWilcannia, New South Wales
SchoolWilcannia Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPark Road, Greenwich, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Sarah Taylor, Park Road, Greenwich, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"A teatotaler [sic] & non-smoker [he] took great interest in the welfare of his church & its members, was a fine athlete, was a member of the Wilcannia Amateur Boating Club, also West Broken Hill Rifle Club." (details from mother, whose address on the RoH circular was "Mouquet", King William St, Greenwich, NSW)
FateKilled in Action 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 1 (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 20), Beaumont-Hamel, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
1456
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Balfour Harcus and Elizabeth Sarah TAYLOR, "Mouquet", King William Street, Greenwich, New South WAles

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