White cross for Harry Edwin Taylor (1888-1916)

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White cross for Harry Edwin Taylor (1888-1916).


Harry Edwin Taylor abandoned his wife in New Zealand and made his way to Australia where he joined the Australian Imperial Force during World War I. He served under the false name 'John Edward Stone'. Lieutenant Taylor was killed in action on 3 August 1916 during the Battle of Pozières in France which was part of the Battle of the Somme. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for Harry Edwin Taylor (1888-1916)

First Names:Harry Edwin
Last Name:Taylor
Date of Birth:7 October 1888
Place of Birth:Wellington, New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand