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Ian Robert Taylor


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 17382 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 February 1919 AWMM Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM Gummies Bush R.D. Invercargill AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. R.A. Taylor, Gummies Bush R.D., Invercargill (m) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 17382 AWMM
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  • 2 Lieutenant I. R. Taylor, MM; Riverton; born Christchurch, 23 Feb 1919; caretaker; wounded 9 Apr 1943. (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p.306.)

    'Not long after 2 a.m. the forward companies reported enemy activity on their respective fronts and apparent preparations for a counter-attack. Small parties of enemy approached and either set up machine guns to harass the 23rd infantry or tried to penetrate the freshly won area. Without exception, these probing moves were broken up either by infantry or artillery defensive fire. These enemy moves to exploit the situation before consolidation was complete were followed by a more fully organised counter-attack from the north in which tanks played a major role. Thus, three tanks from the direction of Arielli penetrated 21 Battalion's sector, and one of these moved farther down the road to where it halted behind B Company's 12 Platoon. Here Lance-Sergeant Ian Taylor had done a good job of reorganisation after the loss of his platoon officer. The tank made no attempt to leave the road but began Sapperaying the area occupied by B and D Companies with machine-gun fire. 2 Lieutenant I. R. Taylor, MM; Riverton; born Christchurch, 23 Feb 1919; caretaker; wounded 9 Apr 1943.' (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. pp. 306.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.306, 372, 373, 374. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.345 AWMM

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