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John Reid Taylor was born in Falkirk, Scotland, but enlisted from Ballarat on 2nd September 1914. He was 30 years old, unmarried and a labourer. He joined the 8th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 284. He was promoted to Regimental Sergeant Major. He was killed in action near Menin Road on 20th September 1917. His name is on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Tree No. 235