Topic: Alban Taylor (1886-1918)

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Self-employed Mount Maunganui carpenter Alban Taylor was killed in action in Bapaume, France on 27 August 1918. He was buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery. Story researched and written by Debbie McCauley.

Alban Taylor was born in Auckland on 4 June 1886 (reg. 1886/5840). His parents were John and Eliza Taylor (nee Tucker) from Birkenhead who married in 1879 (reg. 1879/250).

Alban worked as a self-employed carpenter at Mount Maunganui.

Alban enlisted on 20 October 1914 and served with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, 1st Battalion (Service No. 12/1514). He saw action at Gallipoli. Alban's last recorded rank was Sergeant.

Alban was killed in action in Bapaume, France on 27 August 1918. He was buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.

Alban Taylor (1886-1918)

References:

Ancestry.com.

Archives New Zealand: Military Personnel File.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Cenotaph Record.

Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).

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Alban Taylor (1886-1918)


Year:1918
Note:Service Number: 12/1514
First Names:Alban
Last Name:Taylor
Date of Birth:4 June 1886
Place of Birth:Auckland
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:27 August 1918
Place of death:Bapaume, France
Place of burial:Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Occupation:carpenter
Fathers name:John Taylor
Mothers name:Eliza Tucker
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)