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Colin Franklin Taylor

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Gravestone at UN Cemetery Pusan, Korea for 208891 Colin Taylor. No Known Copyright.

Gravestone at UN Cemetery Pusan, Korea for 208891 Colin Taylor. No Known Copyright.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Korea 208891 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 July 1925 AWMM RangioraCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Merchant Navy 4 years

    Served with Jayforce 1947-48

    Served with Kayforce 1952-54

    Died from injuries received in a vehicle accident

    "Indeed, 1954 proved to be their busiest year so far in Korea in terms of transport details, 'a year of hard work ... under ever changing circumstances'. It was not without its dangers either, as the deaths of Drivers D.N. Rodgers and C.F. Taylor in traffic accidents in December 1953 and May 1954 respectively testified." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 352) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    17 May 1954 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    KoreaAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM

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