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Raymond Charles TAYLOR

Regimental number3931
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShop assistant
AddressGreen Bank Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, T Taylor, Woodland Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 15 August 1915 - 4th Bn, 12th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 4th Bn, 25 May 1916.
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1918
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot lI, Row F, Grave No. 27), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
42
Medals

Military Medal

'Near MOUQUET FARM 18/19th. August 1916, as Company runner Pte. TAYLOR rendered valuable service during the heavy German bombardment which had stopped our Machine Guns and bombs from being brought forward for the attack. All movement was held up and the communication trenches destroyed, Pte. TAYLOR however took and brought back messages of great importance a distance of 800 yards each way.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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