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April A-Z Challenge T is for TAYLOR

April 23, 2015

TT is for ALLAN FERGUS TAYLOR, who was born on September 20 1892 at Bundalong, Victoria. His parents were James Lloyd Taylor and Emily Pearce.

Allen serviced in Gallipoli and rose to rank of Captain. Another researcher, Peter, sent me information about Allen, which included an article from the London Gazette when he was awarded the Military Cross for:

“conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during an advance. He was in charge of sixteen machine guns, and on reaching the final objective, he at once made a reconnaissance and got his guns into position under heavy fire.  He sent back valuable information and inspired his men by his energy and contempt of danger”. – London Gazette, 29 November 1918 and Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 23 May 1919

After war Allen joined the Police force.

He died on September 25, 1972 at St. Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, age 80, after living for many years in Richmond.

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