Regimental number2890
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
OccupationTelephone linesman
AddressCloverdale Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Taylor, Cloverdale Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 13 months in the Senior Cadets, Bendigo.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, and taken on strength, Serapeu, 17 February 1916.

Transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to 87th Field Ambulance, 27 October 1916 (lumbago); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 October 1916 (appendicitis); to Ambulance Train, 7 November 1916, and admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to England, 7 November 1916, and admitted to Boscombe Military Hospital, 10 November 1916 (appendicitis); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 2 January 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 17 January 1917.

Marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 March 1917; to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 11 April 1917; to Pioneer Detachment Camp, Perham Downs, 4 May 1917; to Pioneer Training Depot, Fovant, 5 May 1917.

Transferred to Engineers Details, Brightlingsea, 10 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 October 1917; taken on strength, 15th Field Company Engineers, in the field, 7 November 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 January 1918 (aural furuncle [boil]), and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station; discharged to unit, 29 January 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 30 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 14 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave,4 October 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 10 January 1919.

Admitted to No 1 Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veney, 18 January 1919 (influenza); marched out to No 2 Training Brigade, Codford, 23 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 29 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TAYLOR Roy