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Colin Franklin Taylor

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  • Service number
    208891 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Driver AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM
  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    208891 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    3 July 1925 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    208891 AWMM
  • Military service
    Jayforce 1947-48 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Driver AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Merchant Navy 4 years

    Served with Jayforce 1947-48

    Served with Kayforce 1952-54

    Died from injuries received in a vehicle accident

    "Indeed, 1954 proved to be their busiest year so far in Korea in terms of transport details, 'a year of hard work ... under ever changing circumstances'. It was not without its dangers either, as the deaths of Drivers D.N. Rodgers and C.F. Taylor in traffic accidents in December 1953 and May 1954 respectively testified." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 352) AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    28 AWMM
  • Date of death
    17 May 1954 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 352, 372, 412. AWMM