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Son of Isaac Chadwick Taylor and Ellen Taylor (nee Ball), of 269A Ormond Rd., Whataupoko, Gisborne.
Poverty Bay rugby representative 1897
Father of Claude Taylor (4111) who served in WW2
He embarked for South Africa first with his brother inlaw Fred Parker (2508 5th Contingent) and on the 2nd embarkation with his brother Walter Percy Taylor (5179).
He was listed as a reserve with the rank of saddler with the 4th and 5th Contingents and embarked with the 5th Contingent
In WW1 he registered for service and is listed as Labourer, 2nd Reserves, of 107 Crawford Road, Kaiti, Gisborne, Classification C.
Four brothers and a brother in law served in 2 Wars. During the Anglo-Boer War: the elder George Frederick William Taylor (2709, 5434) embarked twice; his brother Sadler W Percy Taylor (5179) and their brother in law F. Parker (2508) also served in South Africa. The younger brothers Isaac Chadwick Taylor (10/2332) and Charles Taylor (25/145) joined up for WW1 and they both died.
Listed at Archives New Zealand as TAYLOR, William - SA2709, 5434 - Army AWMM
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Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM Block 13, Plot 14 AWMM
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Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
|05 June 2015||Lorraine M||Gisborne, NZ||Researcher||
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