Lieut Harry Taylor

Lieut Harry Taylor

Birth
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 18 Aug 1918 (aged 28–29)
Shipton Moyne, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Plot Screen Wall. B10. 157.
Memorial ID 109037051 · View Source
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Casualty of the Great War, Harry enlisted in the AIF on 17th September 1914 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, initially with the Australian Army Services Corp, he later transferred to the Australian Flying Corp.
He was killed in an airplane accident at Tetbury, England, aged 29 years.

Copy of extract from Second Supplement No. 29794 to the London Gazette of 20th October 1916 relating to the conspicuous services rendered by No. 1489, Corporal H. Taylor, 8th Army Services Corps.
"AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL
HIS MAJESTY THE KING has been graciously pleased to ward the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned non commissioned officer:-
No. 1489 Corporal HARRY TAYLOR."

Copy of extract from Fourth Supplement No. 30780 to the London Gazette dated 5th July 1918 relating to the conspicuous services rendered by Lieutenant H. Taylor, M.M., 68th Squadron, Flying Corps.
"AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS
HIS MAJESTY THE KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the above award to the undermentioned officer in recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty in the field:-
Lieutenant HARRY TAYLOR, M.M.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst he was engaging ebeny troops his machine was shot down and crashed in the open. On crawling out of his machine he was fired upon by enemy snipers whom he engaged with a rifle which he had picked up. He eventually made his way back to one of our patrols, carrying a badly wounded man whom he had discovered on the way. On a later occasion, when flying at 1,500 feet, he engaged an enemy two seater which dived steeply to the ground and crashed. He is a clever and daring pilot and is always ready to perform any kind of duty."

Gravesite Details His grave is unmarked.

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  • Originally Created by: geoffrey gillon
  • Added: 22 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 109037051
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Harry Taylor (1889–18 Aug 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 109037051, citing Lodge Hill Cemetery and Crematorium, Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England ; Maintained by nettlyne (contributor 47486944) .