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George Stringer Taylor

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Stringer AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ391849 AWMM
    • WWII 391849 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 July 1918 AWMM OamaruOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William John Taylor (father), Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 July 1940 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1940 Battle of Britain AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ391849 AWMM
    • WWII 391849 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    6 Operational Training Unit AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Oct 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerical Cadet/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted Horton Geneal Hospital, Banbury. AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Betty Taylor (nee McMean) of Northwich, Cheshire

      Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM
    • Taking off from RAF Bicester in Oxfordshire on a cross country training flight at about 18:10 hrs.

      Shortly after taking off the starboard engine failed and so he decided to make an emergency landing at the closest field. During the turn to the airfield the aircraft stalled and crashed.

      He was admitted to Horton General Hospital, Banbury but died of his injuries later the same evening.

      Burial details:

      Fl/Lt. George Stringer Taylor. Weaverham (St Mary's Churchyard), Northwich. Grave 2742. Born on the 20th July 1918, the son of William John and Elizabeth Taylor, of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand and husband of Betty Taylor (née McMean) of Northwich, Cheshire, England. 762 flying hours logged - completed 68 operations.

      Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to the research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Cenotaph, Weekly News of New Zealand. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 20 October 2017 -
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About death

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  • Death
    9 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Weaversham Parish Churchyard, Cheshire, England AWMM Grave 2742 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • George Taylor is remembered on Anzac and Remembrance day in the village of Weaverham where flowers are placed on his grave.
    Public - Juliana - 4 November 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 384-385 AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 October 2017KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
04 November 2015JulianaAucklandOther

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