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Ernest James TAYLOR

Regimental number6838
Place of birth'Spring Park', Parkes, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Goonumbla, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
Address'Spring Park', Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, D Taylor, 'Spring Park', Parkes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 April 1918
Place of death or woundingHazebrouck, France
Age at death24.5
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Margaret TAYLOR, Spring Park, New South Wales

Military Medal

'For fine display of courage during the operations at PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE, East of YPRES, from 5th to 9th November, 1917. Private TAYLOR was acting as Company runner, and time after time when all other communications failed he carried messages to and from Bn. Headquarters through intense hostile barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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