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Frank William Taylor (1894–1918)

Frank William Taylor, c. 1915 photographer unknown

Frank William Taylor, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

FRANK WILLIAM TAYLOR was born in North Sydney on 14th May, 1894, the son of Mr. James William Taylor and Mrs. Olinda Taylor. He was educated at Fort Street Public School, Sydney. He joined the service of the Bank at Head Office on 17th May, 1910; was transferred to Dubbo in August, 1914; to Coonamble in March, 1915; and to Trangie, as teller, in August, 1915.

Frank William Taylor enlisted in the A.I.F. on 15th November, 1915, and received an appointment as first-lieutenant. He served in Egypt and France until June, 1918. On 21 st of that month, after successfully leading his platoon (of A Company, 3rd Battalion) and capturing the German position at Strazeele, Merris, he was badly wounded. Two days later he died of wounds at St. Omer Hospital, France.

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'Taylor, Frank William (1894–1918)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/taylor-frank-william-21571/text31801, accessed 25 May 2024.

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Frank William Taylor, c. 1915 photographer unknown

Frank William Taylor, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

14 May, 1894
St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

22 July, 1918 (aged 24)
St Omer, France

Cause of Death

war wounds

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