William Jack TAYLOR


TAYLOR, William Jack

Service Number: 407700
Enlisted: 10 December 1940
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 223 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Quorn, South Australia, 3 February 1914
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Technical High School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Railway Porter
Died: Flying Battle, Tobruk, Libya, 23 May 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk
Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya
Memorials: Adelaide Technical High School Old Scholars WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kingoonya & Tarcoola Honour Roll, Quorn Cross of Sacrifice, Quorn and District Roll of Honour WW2
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World War 2 Service

10 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 407700, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Dec 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 407700
23 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 407700, No. 223 Squadron (RAF) , Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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"...407700 Sergeant William Jack Taylor of Quorn, SA. A porter with the Commonwealth railways before enlisting in the RAAF in December 1940, Sgt Taylor trained as an observer in Australia and was posted to 223 Squadron RAF in North Africa. Later promoted to Flight Sergeant, he was with the squadron for three months before he was killed during his second raid with the squadron when his Martin 187 Baltimore bomber was shot down on an operational sortie during the Western Desert Campaign on 23 May 1942. He was aged 28." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)