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Leslie John TAYLOR

Regimental number2433
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
SchoolState School, Dandenong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPaper ruler
Address85 Hambleton Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Edward Taylor, 85 Hambleton Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets and in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2. (Plot IX, Row B, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Evelyn D'Arcy TAYLOR, 85 Hambleton Street, Middle Park, Victoria

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