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Centenary of Kilbarron soldier's death

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 1:57pm
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Centenary of Kilbarron soldier's death

Corporal / Temporary Sergeant Richard Hamilton Taylor

Centenary of Kilbarron soldier's death

Corporal / Temporary Sergeant Richard Hamilton Taylor

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The Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society recently remembered the 100th anniversary of the passing of Corporal / Temporary Sergeant Richard Hamilton Taylor of Inchmore Cottage, Finnoe, Kilbarron.


Richard was born in 1887 to Ada De Beauchamp and Richard Hamilton Taylor. He left Ireland and went to Australia in the early 1900s. When war broke out he was working as a conductor on the tram in Sydney.


On September 17th 1915 Richard enlisted with the Australian Army and just three months later on December 20th he left Sydney for Europe on the His Majesty Transport Ship, Aeneas A60.


During the next two years he served with the Australian Field Artillery; the 2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery; the 17th Infantry Battalion and the 8th Reinforcements.                           

 

On October 30th 1917 Richard Hamilton Taylor was killed in action at the Third Battle of Ypres in Belgium. Richard is buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Grave 1.1.52 in Belgium West Flanders.

Corporal / Temporary Sergeant Richard Hamilton Taylor

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