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Lance Sergeant


William Robert

TAYLOR


(Billy)


Born:

4 June 1920 , Golden, British Columbia, Canada

Service No.

1945536

Regiment(s):

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

Enlisted 7 Oct 1940
Demob 9 Sep 1946
Squadron's Chief Clerk at time of Demob.

He was part of the Sea-borne contingent on D-day, bringing Squadron Heavy Equipment and Supplies to the front line.

Family Notes:

Son of William John Taylor (1896- ..) a veteran of WW1 where he served in the Royal Canadian Machine Gun Corps, on the Western Front.
Billy's father had emigrated to Canada in 1913, returned to Ulster in 1919 to get married aftre the War, then back to Canada. He returned to Ulster in 1923 and the family settled there.

Brother of Torrie and Ruth Taylor

Father of Brian and Maureen Taylor

Civilian Occupation:

General Manager (Sales and Marketing)
for Equity & Law Insurance Co.

Married:

13 Nov 1943 Eda Snell at Woodbridge, Suffolk

Died:

13 Jul 1978 Aldeburg, Suffolk

Burial:

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Cemetery / Memorial:

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Links:

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Misc:

Long time friend of Alfie Martin, during the early years of 591 & after the war.

 

 

 

  
Photos copyright B.Taylor and family.
L/Sgt 'Billy' Taylor is on the right side of each image, (gun holstered on his left hip.)
The photos are believed to have been taken in Norway 1946.

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