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eMedals-A First War Group to Lieutenant William R. Taylor; Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

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A First War Group to Lieutenant William R. Taylor; Queen's Own Rifles of Canada



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A First War Group to Lieutenant William R. Taylor; Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

British War Medal (LIEUT. W.R. TAYLOR.); Victory Medal (LIEUT. W.R. TAYLOR.); and Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (Cpl. W.R. TAYLOR: Q.O.R. of C.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, lacquered, light contact, very fine. Footnote: William Russel Taylor was born on February 21, 1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Lieutenant (75450) with the 6th Canadian Siege Battery on March 1, 1915, in Vancouver, British Columbia, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. M.R. Taylor of Edinburgh, stating that he had two years' previous military service with the Queen's Own Highlanders in Edinburgh, that he belonged to an active militia, the 104th Regiment (Westminster Fusiliers of Canada), that he was Single and that his trade was that of Farmer. He served with the 29th Infantry Battalion "Tobin's Tigers"/"Vancouver Regiment" from November 1, 1914. The Battalion was raised and mobilized in Vancouver, British Columbia under the authority of G.O. 36, March 15, 1915 and sailed May 20, 1915 with a strength of 37 officers and 1,090 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel H.S. Tobin. The Battalion served in France and Belgium with the 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division, with Taylor serving with them until March 9, 1917. After the war, Taylor settled in Toronto and served with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. He was with the QORC when he was awarded his Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal.
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