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Taylor, Harold Bourne

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Birth Date: 25 February 1892 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 6 December 1972 (Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Taylor and Ada Jeannie (nee Bourne)

Family: (2) Dulcie Irene George on 28 January 1956 in Toowoomba, (1) Jean Cox in 1915 in Cairo, Egypt

Education: Brisbane Boys' Central School

Religion: Methodist


Clerk, Queensland Public Service; Manager, Smiths Ltd, 1932; Executive, Burns Philp Ltd, 1927

Party Positions:

  1. (QPP) General Secretary of the Queensland People's Party, 1944

Military Service: Great War: Enlisted 1914 with Field Artillery as 2nd Lieutenant. In 1915 served in Egypt and Gallipoli; commanded 27th Battery AIF from 1916 to 1917; Wounded in action 1917. Promoted to Major and was mentioned in dispatches in 1917, awarded a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1918. During Second World War, Commander, 2nd AIF First Artillery Training Regiment, 1941 to 1942

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly QPP Hamilton 3 May 1947 29 Apr 1950
Assembly LIB Clayfield 29 Apr 1950 1 Jun 1963 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Chairman of Committees 28 Aug 1957 31 May 1963

Additional Information

Notes: From 1918 to 1919 member, Brisbane Military Censorship Committee. Member: Queensland Library Board; United Service Club of Babinda; Royal Queensland Golf Club; and National Association of Left-hand Golfers of Australia. President: Babinda Chamber of Commerce; and Returned and Services League of Australia (South-East District branch), 1919 and from 1929 to 1931. Executive, Social Service League, during the Depression. He was affectionately known as `Squizzy'. He retired at age 70 because he believed that all politicans should stand down from office at that age. His interests included golf

Publications: Truth, `Account of the Brisbane Returned Soldiers' Riots 1919', 23 March 1969

Sources: Image courtesy of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image: 702692-19141107-s00; Courier-Mail, `Man who did not suspend', 8 December 1962; Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962)

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