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Charles FOULKES-TAYLOR

Regimental number1323
Other NamesFOULKES-TAYLOR, Charles Douglas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWoodside, Gsr, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Foulkes-Taylor, Woodside, Gsr, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 9 March 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 9 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his troops for a distance of 2 miles, capturing a number of prisoners, motor and mule-drawn transport. He personally shot five of the enemy who tried to resist. It was owing to his dash and good leadership that two roads were so quickly seized and held.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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