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Taylor, Robert (2049)

Place of Birth: California Gully, Bendigo, VIC

Age: 19 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 20 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2049            view online service record

Swallow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs M Taylor (mother)
Swallow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 26 August 1915
Ship: HMAT Anchises A68
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 3rd Reinforcements

RTA: Sunday, 9 March 1919
Discharged: Sunday, 22 June 1919

Teacher at Nott Street School


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 21, 2016 1.24 pm 0Likes

    “Private ROBERT S. S, TAYLOR, son of Mrs. M. Taylor, of Swallow-street, Port Melbourne, enlisted on the 14th of July, 1915, and embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements to the 21st Battalion on the transport Anchises on the 26th of August. He disembarked at Egypt, and joined his unit on Gallipoli on the 12th of October. On the 24th of the same month, he was evacuated to hospital, sick, and was invalided to Egypt. He rejoined his unit in Egypt on the 4th of January, 1916. He was again evacuated to hospital, sick (trench feet), on the 28th of December, and invalided to England. He rejoined his unit again on the 24th of November, 1917. On the 5th of October, 1918, he was wounded in action and invalided to England. He returned to Australia on the transport Kashmir on the 30th of April, 1919, and was discharged on the 22nd of June. Prior to enlisting, he was teaching at School No. 1427, Port Melbourne” (Education Department Record of War Service)

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