Service with other Units
NX70453 - TAYLOR, John Lindsay, Capt.
Nominal Roll details
HQ AIF Malaya - Honours and
HQ 27 Aust. Inf. Bde.
reference to this HQ 41/2/3 of 26 January, I desire to
particularly recommend the award of Military Cross to Capt.
Taylor and Capt. Duffy, both of whom did a remarkable job.
undoubtedly, by his example, assisted to maintain morale of the
Battalion in action. Not only did every wounded brought to his
RAP reach the Field Ambulance detachments but Taylor on several
instances went out under fire from his RAP and brought in
wounded. In the subsequent action of "A" Company, 2/30 Battalion
in the vicinity of Sembrong Bridge the Company was brought under
fire as it was about to withdraw. Several men were wounded on
the bridge crossing Sungei Sembrong which was under fire from a
machine gun and several riflemen. Taylor himself went forward
and brought in, with the assistance of stretcher bearers, all
wounded in the position, dressed their wounds and remained at
the bridge until all the troops had cleared it and all the
wounded were evacuated.
Signed D.S. Maxwell
27 Aust. Inf. Bde.
Capt. P.D. Kearney
Capt. W.S. Melville
Lieut. L.H. Booth
Lieut. R.W. Eaton
Lieut. F.A. Jones
Lieut. H.S. Clayton
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. 53 of 21/3/1946
(Source: From the
collection of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: AWM119
A40 - Immediate Awards to Lt-Col F G
Galleghan and others (Malaya - 1942) [Capt D J Duffy; Capt J L
Taylor; Maj T G Vincent; Lt J A Varley; Sigmn G J W Bingham; Sgt
W G Hunt; Pte A A Williams; Pte M W V Curnow; Sigmn M A Benoit])
This officer is RMO of a
Unit and the courageous manner in which he moved about the
battlefield under all conditions of fire, both day and night, and
the coolness with which he performed his duties excited the
admiration of all ranks. He has by his courage and devotion to duty
inspired all ranks with confidence and by his complete disregard for
his personal safety deserves recognition.
Authority GO, LG,
(Source: From the
collection of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: B883 -