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William TAYLOR

Regimental number2491
Place of birthBrighton, Sussex, England
SchoolSt Paul's Church of England School (Brighton? London?), England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Skinner, Morrison Road, Ryde, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3.5"
Weight109 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A. Taylor, 89A Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMigrated alone to Australia.
FateKilled in Action 21 July 1916
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 2), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Alice TAYLOR, 4 Clarence Gardens, Hampstead Road, London, England. Native of Brighton, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 5 April 1916.

Proceeded to 31st Bn from 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 25 May 1916; taken on strength of 31st Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 July 1916.

Killed in action, 21 July 1916.

Buried New Cemetery, Sailly-sur-La-Lys, by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, no date recorded.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TAYLOR William

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