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Edwin Hutchison Taylor Lance Corp AIF


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I am researching the above soldier who though British born like so may others enlisted in the AIF . In a letter home Taylor makes reference to the riots of Kersr el Nil "when red caps shot several Australians and territorials"

Has anybody any specific details regarding these riots please



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The letter could have been referring to the 'Battle of Wazzer' in which some NZ & Australian troops burnt down a brothel in Cairo around Feb/March 1915.

The MP's & territorials were called out and there have been rumours that some Australians & New Zealanders were killed and wounded.

From what I've heard of this event there were many more onlookers than actually took part.



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