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TAYLOR Horace Joseph
34 Battalion
Sydney - New South Wales
26 November 1915
HMAT A20 Hororata
2 May 1916
Sydney - New South Wales

Horace Joseph Taylor was born on 24 Jan 1894 in Sydney, New South Wales. Australia. Death: 1969.

Private, Horace Joseph Taylor, No. 204, a farmer from Biniguy, New South Wales enlisted aged 21 years and 10 months on 26 November 1915 at Inverell, New South Wales, with the 34th Infantry Battalion (A Company). He was described as 5 feet 8½ inches tall, dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair and of the Church of Christ faith.

He gave his father, Robert Taylor C/- of Biniguy Railway Station, New South Wales as his next of kin. Biniguy is a village in Moree Plains Shire, New South Wales, Australia.

Horace took the Oath on 9 December 1915 at Inverell, New South Wales.

His unit embarked from Sydney on HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916. Disembarked Plymouth 23 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France on 21 November 1916.

To hospital sick suffering from Cardiac Dilation 2 February 1917.

Discharged to duty 11 February 1917 and rejoined unit from hospital 14 February 1917.

Wounded in action 7 April 1917 with Gunshot wound to the right thigh, severe.

On 14 April 1917 he was admitted to the 3rd Southern General Hospital .Relatives advised progressing favourably.

In March 1918 the German army launched its final offensive of the war. On 11 November 1918: Germany surrenders

Horace commenced his return to Australia from England on board HMAT 'Ruahine', on 12 May 1918 (for discharge: Muscular Atrophy); disembarked Sydney, 6 July 1918.Muscle atrophy is defined as a decrease in the mass of the muscle; it can be a partial or complete wasting away of muscle, and is most commonly experienced when persons suffer temporary disabling circumstances such as being restricted in movement and/or confined to bed as when hospitalized.

Discharged (medically unfit) on 1 August 1918.

British War Medal & Victory Medal.

The Sands Director of 1919 and 1920 records Horace as a farmer at Moree, New South Wales.   WORLD WAR TWO

Year Range 1939 – 1948 Enlistment Place Moree New South Wales Service Number N169811 – Army Citizen Forces Next of Kin Agnes Taylor

On 5 April 1945, daughter, Sarah Isabel Taylor, aged 22 married Raymond Arthur Dunn in St Peters, Woolloomoloo, Sydney.

1949 Electoral Rolls farmer at Moree, New South Wales. 1954 - 1958 Horace and Joseph Albert Taylor (son ?) were both farmers at Wynella, Hanging Rock. 1963 - 1968 Electoral Roll. Horace living at 32 Garden Street, Tamworth, New South Wales. No occupation given.


Spouse: Agnes Robinson. Married 4 January 1922.

At The Moorings, Thornton-street, Kangaroo Point, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Munyard, the wedding was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon, January 4, of Mr. Horace J. Taylor and Miss Agnes Robinson. The bridegroom is the only surviving son of the three sons of Mr. Robert Taylor (of Sydney), who took part in the Great War. The bride, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson (of Lichfield, England), was given away by her uncle, Mr. Munyard. The Rev. W. H. Leembruggen (Balmoral) was the officiating minister. The bride wore a handsomely embroidered voile dress, finished with a spray of orange blossoms. Her veil of white tulle was arranged in Russian style, with a white satin coronet ornamented with silver leaves mid pearls. She carried a beautiful bouquet, tied with the colours of the bridegroom's battalion (purple and green). The bridesmaid (Miss W. Winstanley) was prettily gowned in white crepe de Chine, with softly swathed sash. Her white satin hat was ornamented with silk stitching. Her diamond shaped brooch, set with aquamarine, and her bouquet were gifts from the bride-groom. Little Miss Agnes Taylor and Master Harold Taylor attended as train bearers. The former wore a pretty net dress, trimmed with French Valenciennes lace and insertion, and sashed with pale blue satin. She carried a basket of white flowers, with purple and green streamers, and wore a pretty crystal necklet, which was the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Lionel Crowther acted as best man. The wedding breakfast was arranged in the spacious dining-room, which was taste-fully decorated for the occasion. Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Taylor motored to Manly, where the honeymoon will be spent before leaving for their future home at Biniguy Rail, New South Wales. The bride's travelling dress was a pretty floral voile, with jade sash, and hat en suite. The Brisbane Courier, 7 January 1922

Farmers Relief – Cadia Farm Biniguy Rail 21 April 1933 to 18 February 1946. State Archives NSW.


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

TAYLOR Horace Joseph
TAYLOR Horace Joseph
Returned to Australia
5 July 1918

The Brisbane Courier, 7 January 1922.


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