William Taylor (GC)
|William Horace Taylor
|Born||28 October 1908|
|Died||16 January 1999(aged 90)|
|Service/branch||Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve|
|Battles/wars||World War II
* The Blitz
|Awards|| George Cross
Lieutenant Commander William Horace Taylor GC MBE (1908-1999) was awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he displayed in bomb disposal work in September and October 1940 while serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
September & October 1940
Taylor was a Probationary Temporary Sub-Lieutenant defusing unxploded enemy bombs in September and October 1940. In particular, he defused a bomb at an RAF depot in Uxbridge.
George Cross citation
The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the GEORGE CROSS for great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty to: —
Probationary Temporary Sub-Lieutenant William Horace Taylor, R.N.V.R.
— London Gazette