John TAXT

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TAXT, John

Service Number: 2090
Enlisted: 1 April 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Christiania (Oslo), Norway, 19 May 1885
Home Town: Portland, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 20 August 1915, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales
13 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2090, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
13 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2090, 13th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography

"PRIVATE J. TAXT

In a recent casualty list is the name of John Taxt who lived at Portland for some time, and was employed at the cement works. He was a Norwegian. He was killed in action." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 14 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)