Clive Warneford (Curly) TAUNTON


TAUNTON, Clive Warneford

Service Number: Captain
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Monmouthshire Regiment
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1895
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Haileybury College, Melbourne
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, Somme, France, 25 November 1918
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
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Memorials: Haileybury College HB
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement British Army, Captain, SN Captain, Monmouthshire Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clive Warneford TAUNTON was born in Sydney, NSW in 1895

His parents were James Edward Doidge TAUNTON & Julia Francis KYNGDON who married in England in 1872

He was Killed in Action at the Somme, France on 25th November, 1918 and is buried in the Bernafay Wood British Cemetery


Two of his brothers also served during WW1

1. Edward Francis TAUNTON (SN 753) returned to Australia in 1917

2. Henry Cresswell Doidge TAUNTON - Captain, Australian Army Medical Corp - he died in Adelaide, South Australia in 1967


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Col. I. E. D. and Julia F. Taunton, of The Red House, Newnham-on-Severn, Glos.

He was killed in battle in Flanders and had attained the rank of Captain in the 2nd Battalion of the Monmouthsire Regiment.  He had been studying engeineering at Bristol, and volunteered at the beginning of the war.  He took part in the two great battles for the possession of Calais, and was one of a very few officers of his regimetn who survived those great trials.  He was know at school as 'Curly' and played in the cricket eleven and football eighteen.  He left school and proceeded to England to join his family.

Captain Clive Warneford Taunton, who has been killed in action in France, was the youngest son of Colonel J. E. D. Taunton, formerly D.Q.M G. of the Commonwealth Military Forces. Captain Taunton, who was only 22 years of age, was, at the outbreak of the war studying engineering at the Bristol University, and, obtaining a commission, went across to France with the Territorials, and went through all the fighting, including Ypres and Pozieres. He was a native of Sydney, and was educated at Hailebury College, Melbourne.