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William Henry TAYLOR

Regimental number2010
Place of birthRotherham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway waggon repairer
Address141 Hoddle Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Taylor, 66 Greasbrough Road, Park Gate, Rotterham, Yorks, England
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and most valuable service in command of a section of the Brigade carriers during the attack on the HINDENBURG Line on 3rd May 1917. The work was most Ardious and to the full as dangerous as work in the trenches after the assault. It is in great part due to the fine example set by this N.C.O. in pushing up supplies regardless of risks that the loads so necessary to the defence were delivered regularly and complete.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Date of death10 November 1980
Place of burialNewcastle Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium

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