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Looking for my grandfather and any other family. His name is John Fitzmaurice Taylor and he served in Milne Bay in WWII.

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on 2010-06-22 22:34:29

Pamel has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2010. is researching the following names: MEREDYTH, TAYLOR.

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by shell04 on 2011-07-10 07:04:06

My grandfathers name was John fitzmaurice Taylor and i know he served on the kokoda track

by Pamel on 2011-07-14 02:01:31

Hi there,

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?

by Aussie1947 on 2011-07-14 07:12:42

Hi,

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.

Search for notices on this site.

http://ryersonindex.net/search.php

Regards
Gerry

by Pamel on 2011-07-14 19:22:40

Hi Gerry,

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.

Cheers,

Pam

by Aussie1947 on 2011-07-14 20:29:04

Pam,

The WW2 Roll only shows one John Fitzmaurice Taylor born 12th February 1920 at Middle Brighton Victoria, next of kin was R Taylor.

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/name.asp

Gerry

by Pamel on 2011-07-14 20:37:54

Gerry,

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.

Pam

by Aussie1947 on 2011-07-14 20:59:35

Pam,

There is a digitised record for John Fitzmaurice Taylor available to see or download on the Australian National Archives site.

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Interface/NameSearchForm.aspx

Refine the search down once the Talors come up.

Gerry

by Pamel on 2011-07-14 21:12:24

Thanks Gary, will do that.

Cheers,

pam

by Aussie1947 on 2011-07-14 21:26:37

Pam,

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.

Gerry

by Mainland3 on 2013-12-02 18:05:55

John Fitzmaurice that served on Kokoda was my Grandfather. My name is John F Taylor.

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