Pamel has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2010. is researching the following names: MEREDYTH, TAYLOR.
My grandfathers name was John fitzmaurice Taylor and i know he served on the kokoda track
was your grandfather in the supplies corp. The man I am looking for would have served in Milne Bay around the Mullins Harbour area and he would have been with the supplies corps that organised food and other supplies to soldiers over the mountain at Giligili Airbase.
He ran a small cutter boat from Bonabona island. He had a relationship with a young British and Papua New Guinean lady and my father was a result of this.
My father was told that John Taylor had a dark hair and a olive complexion (not very white).
Could this be the same man?
There was a death notice in the Herald Sun 17th & 18th July 2009 for a John Fitzmaurice Taylor (Jack) 89 who died at Shepparton 15th July 2009.
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thanks for that. I just need confirmation that this is the same guy that is my grandfather as hundreds of John Taylor's served in PNG in the war.
The WW2 Roll only shows one John Fitzmaurice Taylor born 12th February 1920 at Middle Brighton Victoria, next of kin was R Taylor.
I have checked with AWM records and the guy I spoke to says John Fitzmaurice Taylor's army details shows he was with the Supply Corps. I was hoping if I could find some family of his they may know some of what he did in the army and also where he was based.
There is a digitised record for John Fitzmaurice Taylor available to see or download on the Australian National Archives site.
Refine the search down once the Talors come up.
Thanks Gary, will do that.
I see John Fitzmaurice Taylor was in the 39th Battalion before transferring to the Marine Section ANGRU in July 1943. The 39th were at Kokoda.
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