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Colin Franklin Taylor

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Gravestone at UN Cemetery Pusan, Korea for 208891 Colin Taylor. No Known Copyright.

Gravestone at UN Cemetery Pusan, Korea for 208891 Colin Taylor. No Known Copyright.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Colin Franklin Taylor AWMM
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 644553 AWMM
    • Korea 208891 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 July 1925 AWMM RangioraCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 28 Buchanan Rd., Sockburn AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. T.B. McCabe, 28 Buchanan Rd., Sockburn (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.129 Seaman 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.129
    ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.129
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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

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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  • Death
    17 May 1954 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    KoreaAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.129 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM

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