Raphael Michael TAYLOR

TAYLOR, Raphael Michael

Service Number: 3935
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Junee, New South Wales, 15 August 1898
Home Town: Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Quarryman
Died: Natural causes, Melbourne, Victoria, 17 July 1943, aged 44 years
Cemetery: Cheltenham (New) Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3935, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3935, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3935, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
29 Apr 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3935, 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Son of Thomas and Catherine Taylor, Raphael enlisted for service at the age of 16 years and 11 months.

"...3935 Private Raphael Michael Taylor, 12th Reinforcements, 14th Battalion, of Oakleigh, Vic. Pte Taylor enlisted on 15 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ceramic on 23 November 1915. He returned to Australia on 4 January 1917 as a member of the 4th Australian Trench Mortar Battery." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"TAYLOR.— On July 17, at Alfred Hospital, Raphael Michael, dearly loved husband of Grace Victoria, of 74 Carlingford street, Caulfield, loving father of Ray (prisoner of war) and Betty, loved father-in-law of Elie, and dear grandfather of baby Ray, aged 44 years, late 4th M.T.M. Battery, First A.I.F. —In God's care."from the Melbourne Argus 19 Jul 1943 (nla.gov.au)