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Albert Edward Victor TAYLOR

Regimental number132
Date of birth16 December 1887
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressSeymour, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Robert Taylor, Echuca Village Settlement, Echuca, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months (1909) in the Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date12 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 7th/8th and 9th June, 1917, during the operations south of MESSINES, for untiring energy and devotion to duty. When his Officers had become casualties he took command of his machine gun section and did exceptionally fine work. By his determination and courage he set a fine example to his team and encouraged his men during the most critical period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Enlisted at Seymour, Victoria. Disembarked in England, proceeded to France, 25 November 1916.

Wounded in action (gassed) which required hospitalisation and convalescence in England.

Returned to Australia per 'H.T. Nestor', disembarking 15 December 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1976
Age at death88
Place of burialSpringvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria

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