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Frederick Andrew TAYLOR

Regimental number2797
Place of birthAttunga, New South Wales
SchoolAttunga Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressBelmore Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Meekin, Belmore Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Place of burialLebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James Samuel TAYLOR and Emily MEEKIN, his wife, Belmore Street, Tamworth, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2691 Pte Victor Jubilee TAYLOR, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and joined 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 12 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left forearm), admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 1, 13 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 14 July 1916; transferred to England, 16 July 1916, and admitted to Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, 17 July 1916; discharged on furlough, 13 September 1916.

Found guilty, Bovington Camp, 5 November 1916, of neglecting to obey an order: awarded 72 hours' detention, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; rejoined 55th Bn, in the field, 1 December 1916.

Killed in action, 2 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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