While Australia had a Naval Service that saw active service during WW1, Morris Taylor who had 5 years experience with the Naval Reserve (Cadet & Adult) chose to join the AIF in October 1916. He did so with a glowing reference to his capabilities from his commanding officer. Between enlisting and embarking for overseas Morris married Jessie McDonald at St David’s Cathedral, Hobart. Two days later he was transferred to the 3rd Military District to undertake further training. He was taken on strength at the front with the 2nd Division Ammunition Column on 1 October 1917. Three weeks later he was wounded in action and evacuated the England. On returning to the front he was taken on strength with the 2nd D.A.C. before being transferred to the 11th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade. Post war Morris became a seedsman, a business that was taken up by his sons Morris and Hal. Morris Taylor died at St. Luke’s Hospital on 16 November 1959.