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"Mono Island - the first ten days"

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Contains photocopied material. Typed transcript (photocopy) taken from the diary of 46117 Leslie ('Les') Noel Taylor, Carrier Platoon HQ Company, 36 Battalion, 2NZEF, covering the first ten days of the battle for Mono Island, 26 October to 5 November 1943.

  • Other Id

    3538 (Presto content ID)

    MS-2004-82 (Reference Number)

    62591 (DBTextworks system ID)

    2004/82 (Registration number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    "Mono Island - the first ten days"
  • Primary Maker
  • Physical Description

    4 leaves

  • Level of Current Record
    Single Item
  • Related Object Notes
    Kitbag database record.
  • Subject Notes
    46117 Private Leslie ('Les') Noel Taylor was born on 26 December 1919 at Auckland, New Zealand. He spent 3 years serving with 36 Battalion in the Pacific from 1941 to 1943 before being invalided home to New Zealand with malaria. He was one of a group who returned to Vella Lavella Island after the war to build a school at Supato village. Les Taylor died on 5 October 2007.
  • Last Update
    27 Feb 2023
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