William TAYLOR

Regimental number7086
Place of birthLiverpool, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address18 Neutral Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, M Maher, 35 Abram Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 weeks in the Citizen Military Forces before transferring to the AIF.
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Discharge date12 January 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 25 November, 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917. Marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 May 1917; marched in to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 10 May 1917. Marched out to unit, 13 May 1917; taken on strength, 13th Bn, 13 May 1917.

Proceeded on leave, 18 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 March 1918. Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station with venereal disease, 15 April 1918; transferred to 39th General Hospital, Le Havre, for treatment, 20 April 1918. Total treatment: 54 days. Discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 7 June 1918; marched out to unit, 19 June 1918; rejoined unit, 24 June 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 June 1918; Temporary Corporal, 4 July 1918; Corporal, 15 September 1918.

On leave in the United Kingdom, 11-29 December 1918. Returned to France, 9 January 1919. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 28 December 1918-3 January 1919. Awarded severe reprimand by Commanding Officer and forfeiture of 7 days' pay.

Admitted to 7th General Hospital, France, 28 April 1919 (scabies); transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, England, 8 May 1919; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 10 May 1919. Discharged from hospital, 20 May 1919, and granted furlough to report to Headquarters, 3 June 1919.

Granted leave (pay only, no allowances) to work as a boilermaker at G.R. Cowen & Co., Nottingham, 10 July-31 October 1919. Non-military employment leave cancelled as from 1 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board H.T. 'Devon', 8 October 1919. Disembarked Australia, 29 November 1919; discharged, 12 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal