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TAYLOR Robert Stanley
Lance Corporal
15 Battalion
Sydney - New South Wales - Australia
21 January 1915
HMAT A55 Kyarra
16 April 1915

Robert was born in 1887 registered at Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales. Australia.

Private, Robert Stanley TAYLOR, No. 2006, a builder from Birkdale, Queensland enlisted aged 27 on 21 January 1915 (Nominal Roll date 16 January 1915) at Brisbane, Queensland with the 15th Infantry Battalion (5th Reinforcement).

He was described as single, 5 feet 6 inches tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and of the Methodist faith.

He gave his father, R. Taylor of Birkdale, Queensland as his next of kin.


At the A.H. and I Hall, Wellington Point, on Wednesday night last, Messrs. R. Williams L. Havell and R.S. Taylor, who have volunteered for active service, were each presented with a wristlet watch. The Hon. W. H. Barnes made the presentation on behalf of the residents, and also returned thanks for the recipients who had contributed towards the gifts. The Brisbane Courier, 9 March 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal on 12 March 1915.

His unit embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915.

Taken on strength with 15th Battalion at Gallipoli on 16 June 1915.

Reported WOUNDED & MISSING on 7 August 1915

On 18 April 1917 an enquiry in the court now finds Robert was killed in action at Gallipoli. Burial place unknown.

He has no known grave.

On 16 April 1922, his sister Ida collected the Memorial Plaque on behalf of his father.


Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44) Gallipoli, Turkey.

Australian War Memorial Panel 178 Canberra, Australia.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal


Son of Robert and Mary Taylor (nee ADCOCK).

Robert was born on 14 December 1863 – Australia. Robert died on 20 December 1944. (The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 January 1945).

In the Queensland Electoral Roll of 1903, 1905, 1906 his father Robert Taylor was enrolled as a fruit grower at Palmwoods and in 1903 as a jam manufacturer in Palmwoods

The Sands Director of 1919 and 1920 records Robert as a farmer at Biniguy, New South Wales.

They had three sons – two killed in action in the Great War (Robert Stanley Taylor 2006 and Herbert Harold Taylor 6627) and two daughters - Ida and Queene Taylor

  • Egypt
  • Gallipoli
TAYLOR Robert Stanley
TAYLOR Robert Stanley
TAYLOR Robert Stanley
Killed in action
Did not return
7 August 1915
Burial place unknown.

Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44) Gallipoli, Turkey.

Australian War Memorial Panel 178 Canberra, Australia.

National Archives The Brisbane Courier, 9 March 1915.


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