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Taylor, William Horace
- Date of birth:
- October 23rd, 1908 (Manchester/Greater Manchester, United Kingdom)
- Date of death:
- January 16th, 1999 (Aberdeen, Scotland)
- British (1801-present, Kingdom)
Later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Probationary Temporary Sub-Lieutenant
- Enemy Mines Section, H.M.S. Vernon, Royal Navy
- Awarded on:
- January 14th, 1941
"At one occasion when a parachute mine could not be immediately rendered safe at a cross-roads in a built-up area of Birmingham. However, as he was deciding what to do next, he learnt that a colleague, Lieutenant Rowson, had decided to tackle it. Initially, Rowson had started the bomb fuse ticking and had run for his life. But when nothing happened he, this time with Taylor, went to have another go, armed with spanners and other tools. When Rowson added to their problems by dislocating his thumb, the two men opted to detonate the bomb where it lay."
- Photo: George Cross Database
- - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 10th January 1941, Issue 35041, dated 14th January 1941
- Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 24th June 1941, Issue 35201, dated 27th June 1941
- Supplement to The London Gazette of 29th December 1972, Issue 45860, dated 1st January 1972