Gordon Clyde TAYLOR


TAYLOR, Gordon Clyde

Service Number: 128
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, at Morphettville
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Silverstone, New South Wales, Australia , 30 September 1892
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School, South Australia; Reynella and Port Adelaide Public Schools, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 16 April 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery
Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Morphett Vale Old Reynella School Roll of Honor, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 128, 10th Infantry Battalion, at Morphettville
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 128, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 128, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
6 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 128, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 128, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Noah Osmond

Because Gordon C. Taylor died in the war it would have affected his parents greatly as he died overseas and they would not have seen him in quite a long time. They may have been able to hold a funeral but would probably not have been able to visit his cemetery until many years later if at all, because he was buried in France. One day they would have received a notice telling them their son had been killed in action and they would have been overwhelmed with sorrow. Gordon’s friends out on the battlefield would also be feeling the hurt emotionally because they would have lost a friend possibly right in front of their eyes.