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Alban Taylor

Family portrait of Alban Taylor(s/n 12/1514) seated with his parents John and Eliza. Image has no known copyright restrictions. Image kindly provided by Bruce Greenbrook.

Family portrait of Alban Taylor(s/n 12/1514) seated with his parents John and Eliza. Image has no kn …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alban AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alban Taylor AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1514 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 May 1886 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Taylor (mother), Rawene Road, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1514 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 0" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      181 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alban Taylor was the son of John and Eliza Taylor, of Rawene Rd., Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Joined Auckland Infantry Bn, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915, and appointed Acting Corporal.
    Admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 11 August 1915 (influenza), and relinquished appointment as Acting Corporal; transferred to England (date not recorded), and admitted to 1st War Hospital, Birmingham, 16 September 1915.
    Attached to NZ Base Depot, Hornchurch, 27 January 1916.
    Admitted to Addington War Hospital, Croydon, 14 April 1916; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 6 July 1916.
    Attached on strength to 1st Training Bn, Sling Camp, 8 September 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 18 September 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France (date not recorded); marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 20 September 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 1 October 1916, and relinquished appointment as Temporary Sergeant.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 January 1917.
    Promoted Corporal, 1 April 1917.
    Detached to Reinforcements Camp, 1 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 18 June 1917.
    Promoted Sergeant, 22 June 1917.
    Wounded in action, 22 June 1917 (slight); rejoined Bn from Field Ambulance, 27 June 1917.
    Detached to School of Instruction, 17 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 27 October 1917.
    On leave, 6 November 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 15 November 1917.
    Attached to Brigade School, 10 December 1917; rejoined Bn, 1 January 1918.
    Appointed Temporary Warrant Officer Class II, 27 January 1918.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 30 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 18 February 1918.
    Detached to Brigade School, 25 February 1918; rejoined Bn, 8 March 1918.
    Relinquished temporary appointment as Warrant Officer Class II, 29 March 1918.
    Appointed Temporary Warrant Officer Class II, 31 March 1918; relinquished temporary appointment, 30 April 1918.
    Sentenced by Field General Court Martial, 14 June 1918, to take rank and precedence as if his promotion to the rank of Sergeant bore date the 22nd September 1917 (absent without leave from Tattoo Roll Call, 9.30 pm, 29 May, to 7.15 am, 30 May 1917).
    Killed in action, 27 August 1917.

    Parents: John and Eliza Taylor, Rawene Road, Birkenhead, Auckland AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM VII. AA. 18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Birkenhead Roll of Honour, Birkenhead War Memorial Park AWMM
    • Northcote College, 1 Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote, Auckland 0627 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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