William George TAYLOR

Year of Birth:  1892

Place of Birth:  Bowen, Queensland

Date of Enlistment:  11 January 1915

Date and Place of Embarkation:  29 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland

Ship:  HMAT Aeneas A60

Rank:  Private

Unit(s):  25th Infantry Battalion

Regimental Number:  1000

Died:  13 April 1918

 

W. G. Taylor. Courtesy of Ancestry.com

 

William George Taylor was born c1892 in Bowen Queensland to Jane Brown. William was also known as William Brown Taylor.  At the time of William’s death his mother, Mrs Jane Taylor, was living on the corner of North and Nelson Streets, Mackay. His step father is named as Frederick Charles Taylor, later amended to C.D. [Charles David] Taylor. Jane Brown married Charles David Taylor in 1909 in Queensland. William had 3 half-siblings; John b. 1909, Jane Alice b. 1911 and George Edward b. 1913.

In his will he left all of his personal estate to his friend May McBride, Killarney, Ireland.

On his enlistment in Herberton, Queensland, he gave his age as 23 years 4 months, occupation was a Labourer and his next of kin his father Frederick Charles Taylor, Peel St., Mackay, later changed to Mulgrave, Queensland. His height was 5 feet 8 inches, weighed 10 stone 7 pounds with fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His religion was Church of England. William attended the Cairns State School.

William George Taylor was wounded by shrapnel on the 1 December 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula, wounded again on the 29 July 1916 and killed in action at Amiens on the 13 April 1918 by hostile air craft. William George Taylor was buried at St Pierre Cemetery Amiens, Picardie, France.

 


HMAT Aeneas A60 – photo courtesy Australian War Memorial

 

NAA: B2455

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NAA: B2455

 

Roll of Honour Circular. Courtesy of Australian War Memorial.

 

Roll of Honour Circular. Courtesy of Australian War Memorial

 

 

Online Resources

Queensland Birth Death & Marriage Index

Photograph of the: HMAT Aeneas A60, Australian War Memorial

NAA: B2455,Taylor W G, National Archives of Australia

Ausralian War Memorial

Trove Digitised Newspapers, National Library of Australia

 

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