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Full Name: Colin Franklin Taylor
Rank Last Held: Driver
Forename(s): Colin Franklin
Surname: Taylor
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Serial No.: 208891
Date of Birth: 3 July 1925
Place of Birth: Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Enlistment Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Kayforce
Other Units: Jayforce 1947-48
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
Place of Death: Korea
Date of Death: 17 May 1954
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1954
Cause of Death: Accidental death on active service
Cemetery Name: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo.
Biographical Notes:
  • Served with Merchant Navy 4 years
  • Served with Jayforce 1947-48
  • Served with Kayforce 1952-54
  • Died from injuries received in a vehicle accident
  • "Indeed, 1954 proved to be their busiest year so far in Korea in terms of transport details, 'a year of hard work ... under ever changing circumstances'. It was not without its dangers either, as the deaths of Drivers D.N. Rodgers and C.F. Taylor in traffic accidents in December 1953 and May 1954 respectively testified." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 352)
Description of Image:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999).
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
Further References:
  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 352, 372, 412.
  • New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online. URL:
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