William Nathaniel James Taylor

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 17 May 1889, Riverton, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 7 April 1979, Goodwood, Palmerston
  • Last rank Trooper/Driver
  • Service number 9/1985
  • Served In 9th Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles, D Squadron, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • Next of Kin Mr William Taylor (father), Clinton, Otago
  • Pre-war occupation Shepherd
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted11 October 1915
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 37, Maunganui, departed 8 January 1916, Wellington, disembarked 8 February 1916, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916, and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service117 days in New Zealand and three years and 190 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of three years and 307 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard S.S. Kigoma, 31st May 1919
  • Discharged13 August 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal

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