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Claude William Taylor

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Portrait, WW2, Private C Taylor 28/41, signed Love from Claude Rome 24.8.44 (provided by his son) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, WW2, Private C Taylor 28/41, signed Love from Claude Rome 24.8.44 (provided by his son) - …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claude William AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Buck AWMM
    • Claud AWMM
  • Service number
    4111 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 January 1912 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM 209 Crawford Road, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 209 Crawford Road, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Margaret Joyce Taylor (wife), 10 Perry Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Margaret Joyce Taylor (wife), 10 Perry Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
    Twice wounded, Italy and Crete AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of M. Joyce Taylor and father of Noel.

    Served with the Hawkes Bay Regiment 1927 until enlistment for WW2 and he was a Staff Sergeant commanding the Regiment, Signals Platoon

    He dropped rank to enlist in the WW2

    Company Commander 25th Infantry Battalion 1944-45

    Efficiency Decoration (E.D.) and Bar for service with Hawkes Bay Regiment

    Mentioned in the official histories of both 19th and 25th Battalions

    Name mispelt as Claud in the Gazette and on his commissioning parchment. Embarked as Advance Party to the 1st Echelon, Nominal Roll states 19 Battalion. Possible Nominal Roll error with 2nd Embarkation unit AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    5 August 1986 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM Block RSA34 Plot 28029 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • 444897 Pte J E Ford, batman (Italy 1943-45) to 4111 Major C W Taylor
    Public - Maj Noel - Child - 3 April 2020
  • SERGEANTS OF 1ST Bn. H.B. REGIMENT – 1936. Photo
    Ref: Papers of 4111 Maj C W Taylor ED* EM, served HB Regt 1927 – 57, WWII 19th & 25th Bns. 2NZEF. Research Notes by his son Maj N W Taylor ED** RNZIR, (compiled 19.3.2020, whilst on CB), from Medal Rolls, Official Histories, Cenotaph (embarkations), personal knowledge etc.
    TAYLOR. C.W. (Buck) (Gisborne) - 4111 Maj, ED* EM, S/Sgt Commanding Sigs Pl 1 HB Regt, dropped rank and embarked 11/12/1939 as Sigs Sgt 19th (Wgtn) Bn, Advance Party 1st Echelon, 18/7/1940, WOII WWT Coy, 15/1/41, 2/Lt Sigs Pl. Greece, Crete (WIA) & Western Desert, 15/1/1942 Lt, TOD NZ 4/42 – Army Schools (Signals Wing) Trentham. Embarked, RT2NZEF 12/1/1944, 25th (Wgtn) Bn, 2IC C Coy 22/4/1944 Capt, 25/9/1944 Maj, OC C (HB) Company, WIA Senio River and RTNZ 1945. HB Regt 1927-57. EM, NZAO 128 1941 (WOII 2NZEF). ED List 461 1954, Bar List 461 1954.
    Public - Maj Noel - Researcher - 2 April 2020

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand burial locator [CD-ROM]. Version 2. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 178 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 122 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Puttick, E. (1960), p. 5; 76 & 87 AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Sinclair, D. (1954). p. 7; 182 (photo) AWMM
    • Hodge, D. (1949). Major: number one dog, beloved mascot of the 19th Battalion. Wanganui, N.Z.: Printed by the Meteor Printing Works. AWMM
    • Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 28029 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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