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James TAYLOR

Regimental number1843
Place of birthFife Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
Address38 Station Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs G Taylor, 38 Station Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollQuartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at Chuignes, 23 August, 1918, when he took charge of his platoon after its officer was wounded. When held up by a next of machine guns, he showed great skill in the use of his Lewis gun section, under the covering fire of which he charged the post, and captured three machine guns and forty prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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