William George TAYLOR

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TAYLOR, William George

Service Number: 3511
Enlisted: 31 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, February 1891
Home Town: Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Windsor High School
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 3 September 1916
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*, Windsor War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3511, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3511, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3511, 49th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

William George Taylor was the son of Chas & Emma Taylor from Wooloowin, Brisbane. He enlisted in Brisbane on 31st July 1915 and trained at Ennoggera Barracks, Brisbane before leaving for Egypt on the HMAT Seang Bee on 21st October 1915.

He was initially with the 9th Battalion (11th Reinforcements) and was taken on strength in 'A' Coy 49th Battalion on 29th February, 1916.

Along with the 49th Battalion he left for France and was killed on an attack on enemy trenches about 400yds NNE of Mouquet Farm, Pozieres on 3rd September 1916. His body was never recovered and his name is etched at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

 

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