John Thomas TAYLOR

TAYLOR, John Thomas

Service Number: 2067
Enlisted: 27 May 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, April 1897
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: St Liborius School, Eaglehawk
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 22 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

27 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2067, Melbourne, Victoria
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2067, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2067, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
12 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2067, 24th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2067, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2067 Private John Thomas Taylor, 3rd Reinforcements, 24th Battalion, of Eaglehawk, Vic. Pte Taylor enlisted on 27 May 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Anchises on 26 August 1915. He was killed in action at France on 22 August 1916. Pte Taylor also had three cousins who were killed in action. They were: 1566 Pte Albert James Voller, 24th Battalion, of Eaglehawk, Vic, killed in action at Gallipoli; 3908 Pte John Timothy Priest, 21st Battalion, of Long Gully, Vic, killed in action on 26 August 1916 at Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, and 5162 Lance Corporal Alfred Alexander Priest, 6th Battalion, of Woodvale, Vic, who died of wounds on 27 May 1918 in France." - SOURCE (