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Geoffrey Arthur Vernon TAYLOR

Regimental number30182
Place of birthMorpeth, New South Wales
SchoolSt Mark's Crescent Grammar School, Bondi, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPublic accountant
Address'Olivetto', Stafford Street, Pddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, A H Taylor, Stafford Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a 2nd Lieutenant, Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date5 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 22
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGrandson of Canon Robert Taylor, St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney; and of Captain H.B. Briston RNR, of Sydney, New South Wales.
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Henry and Isabel Edith Rosa TAYLOR, "Carlyle", Gladsdtone Parade, Lindfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 5132 Bombardier Kenneth Robert TAYLOR, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, Flers, France, 30 December 1916; 1287 Leonard Stevenson TAYLOR, 18th Bn, died of wounds received at Gallipoli, 22 October 1915; Harold GOERTZ, killed in action, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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