The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Frederick Taylor|
Ancestor's Name: Frederick Charles Taylor
Ancestor's date of birth: 1879
Ancestor's date of death: 27/05/1901
Cause of Death: KIA Vlakfontein
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born in Prahran, Victoria. It is not clear if he joined in South Africa or Britain.
Service Number: 24632
Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: South Africa or Britain
Unit: 27th Coy, 7th Bn Imperial Yeomanry
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War.
Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit.
Contingent: Not applicable
Ship: Not known
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and South Africa 1901 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: The 27th (Devonshire) Company was raised in 1900; co-sponsored by Royal 1st Devonshire Yeomanry Cavalry, and Royal North Devonshire Hussars.Frederick appears to have been part of the 2nd Contingent arriving or joining in South Africa in 1901. Due to the lack of numbers for the Imperial Yeomanry, the War Office went on a recruiting spree, which occurred in the early months of 1901. The recruits for the second contingent were usually working class, as opposed to the first contingent. They received extremely poor training and were shipped to South Africa. The 7th Bn was part of the disaster at Vrakfontein in May, 1901.
Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.
Name of Descendant: Robyn Anne Harriott, Thirroul NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece