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Albert William TAYLOR

Date of birth3 October 1883
AddressEmily Street, Seymour, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Gertrude Taylor, Emu Creek via Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion


Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Promotion date: 1 October 1916

Temporary MAJ

Promotion date: 7 May 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a machine gun company during a heavy hostile attack on a brigade front> he personally superintended the placing of his guns in position in spite of severe enemy shelling and by his utter disregard for personal safety, and the splendid example he set to all under him he largely contributed to the successful repulse of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsWar service: Western Front {Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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