Harold Burfield Taylor

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First name: Harold

Middle name: Burfield

Last name: Taylor

Personal information:

Harold Burfield Taylor, a Department of Public Health analyst of Longueville, Sydney, New South Wales, enlisted with the A.I.F. at the age of 25, Sept. 1915 and embarked on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 2 Nov. 1915. He served with the 19th Battalion in Egypt, Jan. 1916 and France and Belgium, Mar. 1916- June 1918 and was promoted to Lieutenant, June 1916 and to Captain in February 1917. He won the Military Cross for bravery at Lagincourt in April 1917 and won a Bar to his Military Cross in October 1917 for capturing Daisy Wood, east of Ypres, Belgium. He returned to Australia on the Orsova, Jan. 1919

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.

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