William Herbert TAYLOR MM

TAYLOR, William Herbert

Service Number: 2008
Enlisted: 26 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coonabarabran, New South Wales, 1886
Home Town: Coonabarabran, Warrumbungle Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Natural causes, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, 26 September 1964
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

26 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2008, Brisbane, Queensland
16 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2008, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2008, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
5 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2008, 25th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, Shell wound (left thigh)
4 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2008, 25th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), 2nd occasion - shell wound (right buttocks)
10 Jun 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Merris (France), ...rushed out single handed, killing four or five of the enemy and putting the rest to flight. His gallantry was a fine example to all his men.
23 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 25th Infantry Battalion
17 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 2008, 25th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 3rd occasion
27 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 9th Infantry Battalion
14 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 2008, 9th Infantry Battalion

Military Medal Citation

During an attack on the enemy positions south of MORLANCOURT, near ALBERT, on the night 10/11 June 1918, this N.C.Os. section met with strong opposition from a party of the enemy, which temporarily stopped the advance. He rushed out single handed, killing four or five of the enemy, and putting the rest to flight. His gallantry was a fine example to all his men.

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