Ernest Taylor

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Ernest Taylor
Personal Information
Date of Birth 22 May 1894
Place of Birth Highhurstwood, Sussex, England
Death 18 Feb 1956, aged 62
Place of Death Subiaco, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 23 years, 6 months
Description 5'7 ½" (1.71m) tall ; 136lbs
61.689 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Market gardener
Religion Church of England
Address 'High View', Bedfordale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Brother , Mr Henry Taylor
Military Information
Reg Number 52174
Date of Enlistment 4 Dec 1917
Rank Private
Unit/Formation Western Australian Reinforcement 1
Date of Embarkation 8 May 1918 ‒ 20 Aug 1918
Ship Embarked On HMAT A16 Port Melbourne
Date of Return 6 Oct 1919 ‒ 16 Nov 1919
Ship Returned On HMNZT Pakeha
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Armadale War Memorial (Bedfordale panel)
Bedfordale Roll of Honour
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Medals British War Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries 1916 - 1917 High View, Bedfordale, market gardener

War Service

During the journey to England he disembarked in Suez and was attached to a base unit while waiting for transport to England. Sent by train to Alexandria, he again boarded the HMAT A16 Port Melbourne this time for England, on 10 Jul 1918. However he became ill and was off loaded from the Port Darwin to hospital in Faenza on Italy's East coast on 11 Jul 1918. He continued to England after he had recovered.

When he arrived in England he was posted to the 5th Training Battalion at Rollestone on 20 Aug 1918. His records don't show any service beyond the Training Battalion. Ernest was discharged by the 5th Military District on 10 Dec 1919.

Post War

1921 married Annie Clements in Perth.

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1954 at 327 Rokeby road, Subiaco; shopkeeper (Annie listed at either 323a or 323 so shop and separate house?)


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