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

Street signs, the corner of Frederick St and Dodson Av
Trove solves a family mystery

All the WW1 records for my great grand uncle showed he lived in Hanover St, Lidcombe. However, this street no longer exists. Searching in Trove I discovered the street had been renamed to honour another soldier, Private Frederick Doodson who was killed on Anzac Day landing at the Dardanelles. The digitised newspapers helped me to unravel a mystery in the family history. Trove supplied the missing piece to the puzzle and also the reason why the street name was changed, and the wonderful recognition for the local soldier who died.

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