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James Penny TAYLOR

Regimental number3640
Place of birthBanchory, Devnick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
SchoolPresbyterian School, Banchory, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia26
AddressBurnbank Cottage, St Cyrus, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Gibson, Burnbank Cottage, St Cyrus, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as James Pinny TAYLOR.
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1917
Place of death or woundingHermies, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBeaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 6), Beaumetz-les-Cambrai), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Elizabeth Gibson TAYLOR, Coronella Street, Cyrus, Montrose, Scotland. Native of Kincardineshire
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lance Corporal Alexander Douglas TAYLOR, 14th Field Company Engineers, died of illness (pneumonia), 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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