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Clarence Henry TAYLOR

Regimental number154
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolPrahran State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Nathaniel', Pigdon Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMrs Taylor, 'Nathaniel', Pigdon Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAt time of death was Major with Military Cross.
FateDied of wounds 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23.6
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXVIII, Row A, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men throughout in a most gallant manner, and succeeded in capturing a party of eighteen of the enemy. He set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

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

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