Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: P O Thomas Monks Taylor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default P O Thomas Monks Taylor

    Hi,
    Looking any information for a Thomas Monks Taylor.

    Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) Taylor Service Number 77205
    50 Sqdn RAFVR died July 26 1940
    and is commerated at the Thornton Garden of Rest.

    thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,011
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Hello Swinno,
    I have moved your post to the 'General' category from 'Forum Rules, FAQs, Feedback and News' section so it will get more views.
    Good luck with your research.

    Regards,
    Bruce
    http://www.filephotoservice.co.uk/
    RESEARCH AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES & OTHER UK INSTITUTIONS

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    3,603
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts

    Default

    Swinno,

    THOMAS MONKS TAYLOR
    b. Q2 1910 Reg Ormskirk 8b 861 (MMS Monks)
    Jan 1937 Enlisted RAFVR (755049) aged 27
    14 Jan 1940 755049 LAC Thomas Monks TAYLOR Cmd Plt Off(p) (77205) RAFVR GD Branch.
    d. 26 Jul 1940

    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Val. Mezirici, Czech Republic
    Posts
    833
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    Hi Swinno,

    25/ 26 July- CASTROP- RAUXEL & WANNE- EICKEL, RUHR VALLEY
    Five aircraft tonight set off to bomb a synthetic oil plant at Castrop- Rauxel. ...

    Hampden P1321 failed to return. ...

    http://www.no-50-and-no-61-squadrons...uk/.../50+SQUA...

    Go down:
    50 SQUADRON ORB 1939 1943 Revision 1.pdf

    p. 51

    Regards

    Mojmir

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northumberland, UK
    Posts
    3,691
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 63 Times in 60 Posts

    Default

    Swinno

    The Ormskirk Advertiser of August 1st 1940 reported the following:

    FORMER ORMSKIRKIAN'S SAD DEATH
    Killed at Sea Whilst Returning Home in Plane
    We regret to announce the death of Pilot Officer Thomas Monks Taylor, of the Royal Air Force, who was killed last Thursday whilst returning from operations over enemy territory with a damaged engine. The plane crashed into the sea near to the English coast, and all the crew were killed. Three bodies, one being that of Pilot Officer Taylor, were recovered by a lifeboat. One of the crew is missing [Sgt. Stewart].
    Pilot Officer Taylor was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Taylor, of "Westholme," College Road, Crosby, and formerly of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Ormskirk, where the deceased officer was born. He was 30 years of age.
    He was educated at Holmwood, Freshfield, and St. Bees, Cumberland, from where he went to the Hudson Bay Company, Canada, for five years. On returning to England, he had been in the corn and provender business until September, 1939.
    Previous to then he had joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and was called up on the commencement of hostilities as a leading aircraftman. He gained his commission within a few months as pilot officer, and had great flying experience in many parts of the country.


    Regards

    Simon

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Many thanks Guys for the informative replies.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •