Edwin Taylor

First Name: 
Edwin
Last Name: 
Taylor
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Taylor (nee Fyfe)
Father's Name: 
Peter Taylor
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, December 31, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
9th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 23, 1916
Place of Death: 
Pozieres, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Edwin Taylor  (Service No 2027) was born in Glasgow, Scotland in July 1879.

When he enlisted he was single, 35 years old, living at Balgownie, N.S.W., and employed as a miner.

Edwin enlisted in Cairns, Queensland.  A letter from his sister stated she did not see him before he left as he was anxious to get away.

He embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A55 Kyarra with 5th Reinforcements, 9th Battalion on 16th April 1915.

Edwin arrived at Gallipoli on 22nd June 1915.  On 16th July he was was wounded during fighting and evacuated to Lemnos for treatment of gun shot wounds to his side and back.  He recovered and was back on Gallipoli on 28th August 1915.  He remained there until the evacuation when he returned to Egypt.

With his Battalion, Edwin was sent to France, arriving on 3rd April 1916. 

On 23rd July, 12 Platoon, C Company, 9th Battalion, was fighting at Pozieres when Edwin was killed in a bomb attack.

He is buried in Serre Road Cemetery, France: Plot XXI, Row F, Grave 8.

Edwin's service is commemorated on the Balgownie Presbyterian Church Honour Roll.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TAYLOR E

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