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William Valentine Taylor

William's name is inscribed inside Runnymede Memorial.

William's name is inscribed inside Runnymede Memorial.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Valentine AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 1620512 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William and Rhoda Mary Taylor, of St. John's Hill, Wanganui, New Zealand. Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

      Lost in aircraft LM279 (Lancaster). AWMM
    • 57 Squadron Lancaster I LM279 DX-T
      Brest - Attack Shipping
      Took off from RAF East Kirby at 11:17.
      Outbound the aircraft emerged from cloud in a very steep dive. It crashed 2 miles North East of Crick and 13 miles North West of Northampton at 11:45. Public - John - Self - 13 July 2023 - Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War - W R Chorley
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About death

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  • Death
    2 September 1944 CWGC
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Sussex, England AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 July 2023JohnLondon UKSelf
15 October 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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