William Taylor (GC)
|William Horace Taylor|
28 October 1908|
|Died||16 January 1999
|Service/branch||Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve|
|Years of service||1939–1963|
Member of the Order of the British Empire
King's Commendation for Brave Conduct
William Horace Taylor, GC, MBE (28 October 1908 – 16 January 1999) was an officer in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who was awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he displayed in bomb disposal work in September and October 1940 during the Second World War.
Taylor was a probationary temporary sub-ieutenant defusing unxploded enemy bombs in September and October 1940. In particular, he defused a bomb at an RAF depot in Uxbridge.
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.