The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Taylor
First Name:
George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8448
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
8.10.1940
Discharged:
26.02.1946
DOB:
6.12.1920
Place of Birth:
Hamilton, Scotland
Father's Name:
Robert Taylor
Mothers's Name:
Isobel Taylor
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk at the Bunbury Courthouse
Singapore:
Listed as missing, believed killed at Sungei Jurong. It was later discovered soldier had escaped to Sumatra and was picked up by HMAS Hobart at Padang on west coast of Sumatra and taken to Ceylon. On arrival at Columbo on 9/3/1942 he was admitted to 2/12th Australian General Hospital. On 13/3/1942 he boarded the Stirling Castle and disembarked at Melbourne on 6/4/1942. From Melbnourne to Fremantle he sailed onboard the Egra, disembarking on 13/4/1942. On his return to Australia he was Taken on Strength with the reformed 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion on 1/7/1942. Soldier served on Bougainville with 58th Australian Corps Field Park Company.
Return Details 1945:
Singapore - Escaped to Sumatatra, HMS Hobart - Ceylon, 9.3.1942 - Stirling Castle - Melbourne 6.4.1942 - 2/3rd Machine Gunners 1.7.1942 - Bouganville with 58th Australian Corpse Field Park Company.

General Description

Listed as missing, believed killed at Sungei Jurong. It was later discovered soldier had escaped to Sumatra and was picked up by HMAS Hobart at Padang on west coast of Sumatra and taken to Ceylon. On arrival at Columbo on 9/3/1942 he was admitted to 2/12th Australian General Hospital. On 13/3/1942 he boarded the Stirling Castle and disembarked at Melbourne on 6/4/1942. From Melbourne to Fremantle he sailed onboard the Egra, disembarking on 13/4/1942. On his return to Australia he was Taken on Strength with the reformed 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion on 1/7/1942. Soldier served on Bougainville with 58th Australian Corps Field Park Company.

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