Arthur William Taylor

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Arthur William Taylor, R.N.R. ( – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Taylor was made a temporary Lieutenant R.N.R. on 17 January, 1916 and was immediately appointed to a five week course in minesweeping. By mid-February, he was appointed to a paddle minesweeper Mercury.

After a short course in gunnery, he was appointed to Croxton on 11 May 1916.

On 25 April 1917 he was cautioned after Croxton collided with the trawler Remexo[?].

Taylor was found to blame and cautioned for a 15 August 1917 collision with the paddle minesweeper Melton. He was praised, however, for his good conduct in command when he rescued men of the destroyer Thruster.

On 28 October 1918 he was appointed in command of the paddle minesweeper Atherstone and as Senior Officer in the Ninth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla.

Taylor was demobilised on 9 July 1919, eight days after being superseded in command of the minesweeper Dartmoor.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Croxton
16 May, 1916[1] – 28 Oct, 1918[2]
Succeeded by
John W. Brown
Preceded by
Claude P. Hermon-Hodge
Captain of H.M.S. Atherstone
28 Oct, 1918[3] – 1 Mar, 1919[4][5]
Succeeded by
Richard L. Fortier
Preceded by
Claude P. Hermon-Hodge
Senior Officer, Ninth Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
28 Oct, 1918[6] – 12 Apr, 1919[7]
Succeeded by
Richard L. Fortier
Preceded by
Alan K. McC. Halliley
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmoor
12 Apr, 1919[8] – 1 Jul, 1919[9]
Succeeded by
Charles Woodruffe

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392x.
  2. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/43/503. f. ?.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 735.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 735.
  5. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 730.
  6. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/43/503. f. ?.
  7. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/43/503. f. ?.
  8. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/43/503. f. ?.
  9. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/43/503. f. ?.