Stoker Petty Officer, E. H. Taylor, Royal Navy, late Royal Marine Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (311081, E. H. Taylor, S.P.O., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (311081 E. H. Taylor. S.P.O. R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension (311081 E. H. Taylor. Sto. P.O. H.M.S. Sandhurst),
Condition minor edge bruising, nearly very fine
Ernest Henry Taylor was born on 20 October 1886, at Bromyard, Herefordshire. He commenced service as a Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry on 25 September 1905 at the recruitment Depot, Deal, with service No. 13558. He was then posted to Plymouth Division, R.M.L.I., but swiftly transferred to the Royal Navy on 22 November 1906, to be Stoker II, H.M.S. Vivid II. He was advanced to Stoker Petty Officer, H.M.S. Majestic, in 1913. He was promoted to Chief Stoker H.M.S. Philomel, on 22 May 1924, and was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal in 1920. He was shore pensioned in 1927 but was recalled for service as Pensioned Chief Stoker, H.M.S. Drake II and H.M.S. Daedalus, in 1939, but was discharged again in 1942.
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