Aubrey John William TAYLOR


TAYLOR, Aubrey John William

Service Number: 944
Enlisted: 28 March 2016
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Barrington, Tasmania, Australia, November 1893
Home Town: Sheffield, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: Ulverstone State School,Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Shell Blast, Killed In Action, Messines Ridge, Belgium, 17 July 1917
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Kandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 35), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Penguin to the Great War
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 944, 40th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 944, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
28 Mar 2016: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 944, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Weekly Courier Thursday Aug 3 1916, from Nicki Smythe, Tasmania in the Great War

All three of the TAYLOR Triplets enlisted in the Great War. Children of William Taylor and Clara Winduss. the triplets were born in 1893 in Sheffield . The 3 Boys all went to war. Pte Aubrey John William Taylor was KIA by a shell on 17/71917 at Messines Ridge, Belgium, Pte Raymond Arthur Isaac Taylor killed in 1918, France and Pte Garnet Charles Robert Taylor (RTA) and died in Victoria 3/6/1953. But what a sad Story. Poor Clara lost her husband William in 1895 age 29 to cancer in the eye and then to lose 2 of the 3 triplets in the war.