Thomas Oswald Taylor was born in Linton, VIC and was living in Ballarat as a Clerk when he enlisted in the 60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 28 February 1916 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916 and sailed first to Egypt then on to France, disembarking at Marsailles on August 8th. In February 1917 he transferred to the 58th Battalion. He was wounded in action on March 26th 1917 but was able to rejoin his unit four weeks later. He was wounded again on September 25th 1917 when he sustained a gunshot wound to his chest. This time he was evacuated as far as England, to the Reading War Hospital and it was nine months before he could return to France in June 1918, transferred to the 60th Battalion. He safely negotiated the final months of the war and returned to Australia on the Port Lyttleton, disembarking at Melbourne on August 5th 1919.
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