The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Frederick Taylor

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Robyn Anne Harriott, Thirroul NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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