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Regimental number9083
Place of birthWick Scotland
OccupationCommercial traveller
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, George Taylor, Glencairn, Craigee Road, Perth, Scotland
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations on 3rd May 1917 near BULLECOURT. They [9044 M.J. McAULIFFE, 1685 J. ELLIOTT, 8429 J.V. PETTERSON, 9083 (Lt) P. TAYLOR] were each in charge of bearer squads which worked continuously from 4.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. without relief between Railway Embankment and Advanced Collecting Station C.10.c., being under heavy shell fire the whole time. In spite of numerous casualties amongst the bearers these men continued with their duties showing remarkable courage and endurance throughout their tour of duty. The example of coolness and pluck displayed by these men had a most inspiring effect upon the remainder of their parties, who, following their lead, exhibited great zeal in clearing the area of wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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