- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
- 3rd Battalion, 18 Royal Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army
- Awarded on:
- January 31st, 1941
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East."'
Lt. Col. S.E. Tayler commanded the assault on Gallabat Fort and throughout the attack displayed courage and leadership of the highest order. the success of the attack was largely due to his personal example. Later he was placed in command of all troops on the Gallabat position. Subjected to prolonged and intensive air bombardment he invariably remained cool and imperturbable. He displayed at the time they were most needed outstanding qualities as a commander."