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Leonard Stevenson TAYLOR

Regimental number1287
Place of birthChelsea Villa, Petersham, New South Wales
SchoolGordon and Lindfield Public Schools, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical College, Ultimo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBeaconsfield Parade, Lindfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Challis Amelia Taylor, Challis Beaconsfield Parade, Lindfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot A, Row XVI, Grave No. 4), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Challis Amelia TAYLOR, 'Challis', Beaconsfield Parade, Lindfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 30152 Driver Geoffrey Arthur Vernon TAYLOR, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, France, 9 August 1918; 5132 Bombardier Kenneth Robert TAYLOR, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, Flers, France, 30 December 1916; 1917 Pte Harold William Spencer GOERTZ, 46th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917; 7564 Gunner Cecil Bundley CALVER, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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