|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||2 wallet: 2 cm|
|Object type||Diary, Letters, Photograph, Newspaper cutting, Typescript|
Taylor, Charles Herbert
First World War, 1914-1918
Taylor, Charles Herbert (Private, b.1897 - d.1935)
Collection relating to No 908 Private Charles Herbert Taylor who served with 34 Battalion during the First World War. The collections consists of two original diaries for 1918 (one appears to be a duplicate); 7 letters written between 1916-1918; typed transcript of one of the diaries and typed transcript of most letters; undated photograph said to be of the 34 Battalion band with Taylor at the front right holding drumsticks; a photo of C A Taylor taken in England in March 1918; an undated newspaper cutting about Charles Taylor; and some other miscellaneous material.
Taylor describes the activies of the band including playing at parades before Generals Pershing, Monash and Birdwood; conditions in the trenches; the action in which he was wounded near Villers Bretonneux in April 1918; conditions in hospitals in France and England; conditions aboard ship when returning to Australia; and his thoughts about the conscription referendums.