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John Louis Taylor was born in Ballarat and was a Horse Driver by trader when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, D Company on 12 March 1916 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. After three months of further training in England, he moved to France in November 1916. On June 8th 1917 he was wounded in action, gassed, and evacuated to England for treatment, not rejoining his unit in France until October. He was wounded in action for a second time on August 24th 1918 when he received a gunshot wound to his left cheek. He was again evacuated to England, but the war was destined to end before he was fit enough to return to his unit in France. On April 30th 1919 he left England on the Karagola and disembarked at Melbourne on June 12th.
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