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Norman Arthur TAYLOR

Regimental number3891
Place of birthHanson South Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressLameroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Charles Taylor, Gawler, South Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations near NAUROY on the 29th September 1918 Lance Corporal TAYLOR displayed much gallantry, courage and initiative. Seeing that the enemy were advancing towards a gap between the left flank of his Battalion and other troops Lance Corporal TAYLOR showed great skill in the tactical handling of his Lewis Gun Section and he immediately rushed forward alone and under very heavy machine gun and point blank Artillery fire selected a suitable position from which effective fire could be opened to repel the attack. Returning he then led his men forward and opened well directed and sustained fire with the result that the enemy were forced back in disorder. Lance Corporal TAYLOR by this quick and gallant action undoubtedly protected this flank at a critical moment and his conduct is deserving of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 October 1979

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