Charles Alfred (Charlie) TAYLOR


TAYLOR, Charles Alfred

Service Number: 304
Enlisted: 20 October 1914, Enlisted at Gayndah, QLD
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Goonellabah, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Goonellabah Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds (left thigh and abdomen), 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 1 December 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row B, Grave 75 , Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Alstonville Public School Great War Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goonellabah Roll of Honour, Lismore & District Memorial Honour Roll, Lismore St. Andrew's Anglican Church Charlie Taylor Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 304, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Gayndah, QLD
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 304, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 304, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
16 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Trooper, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli
20 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 304, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Severe gunshot wounds to the left thigh and abdomen
1 Dec 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 304, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Edward and Rebecca Taylor of 'Wyndarrah', Goonellabah, Lismore, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the cadets

Chaplain C.D. Patterson officiated at graveside
Headstone inscription reads: Beloved son of C.E. & R. Taylor Goonellabah Lismore, N.S.W.