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George Frederick William Taylor

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Portrait, wearing the Queen's South Africa Medal but not the clasps (photograph provided by Noel Taylor, grandson) - Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Portrait, wearing the Queen's South Africa Medal but not the clasps (photograph provided by Noel Tay …

Identity

  • Title
    Saddler-Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    George Frederick William AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 2709 AWMM
    • 5434 AWMM
    • 4th Contingent = 2709; 8th Contingent = 5434 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1875 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of Isaac Chadwick & Ellen TAYLOR Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 December 2015 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM North Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM North Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Saddler Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E. Taylor (mother), North Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr I.C. Taylor (father), North Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 February 1902 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1905 married Rebecca Read POSWILLO Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 December 2015 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    East Coast Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    4th Ctgn = 6th April 1900 on Troopship Waimate that sailed from Wellington
    8th Ctgn = 6 January 1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Saddler Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    4th Contingent = 24 yrs; 8th Contingent = 26yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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
    • When he embarked for South Africa it was with Fred Parker's older brother Frank Parker SA2508. Fred did not go to the war. Fred and William each married one of the Poswillo sisters. Frank did not marry. Public - Heather Rose - Other relative - 10 August 2020 - Military Personnel File. Family knowledge.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 December 1949 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 13, Plot 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 August 2020Heather RoseNapier New ZealandOther relative
17 December 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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