George William Taylor

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Rear-Admiral George William Taylor, C.B.E. (10 May, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Taylor underwent examinations for several days commencing on 20 July, 1897 and gained entrance to the Britannia term of August, 1897, his 1133 marks placing him fifty-sixth in merit among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1]

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904.[2]

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.[3]

Taylor was appointed in command of the destroyer Lysander on 21 September, 1914.[4]

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[5]

Taylor was appointed in command of the destroyer Retriever on 26 February, 1917.[6]

Post-War

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1922.[7]

In August, 1924, Taylor was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dublin.

In May, 1925, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Lowestoft.

Taylor was appointed in command of the battleship Emperor of India in May, 1930.

Taylor was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 November, 1934 and placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[8]

World War II

He was called up for appointment to Pembroke, additional, with a rank of Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R..

He was reverted to the Retired List on 1 April, 1941.

On 27 April, 1942, Taylor was appointed to Malabar in command and as Commodore in Charge of Naval Establishments at Bermuda, serving as Commodore, Second Class. He was re-appointed several times, and was not superseded until 15 January, 1944. He was then sent to Sri Lanka as Commodore Superintendent, Ceylon. He was discharged on 8 February, 1946.[9]

Taylor was reverted to the Retired List on 22 June, 1946.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Leonard Robinson
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
30 Mar, 1909[11] – 26 Nov, 1909[12]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Preceded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Captain of H.M.S. Bittern
26 Nov, 1909[13][14] – Feb, 1910[15]
Succeeded by
William B. Mackenzie
Preceded by
Wilfred A. Thompson
Captain of H.M.S. Griffon
22 Mar, 1910[16] – Aug, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
Frederick P. Champion de Crespigny
Preceded by
Frederick P. Champion de Crespigny
Captain of H.M. T.B. 18
Aug, 1910[18] – 13 Feb, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Onslow
Preceded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Captain of H.M.S. Garry
13 Feb, 1911[20][21] – 9 May, 1911[22]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Captain of H.M.S. Chelmer
9 May, 1911[23] – late May, 1911[24]
Succeeded by
Berwick Curtis
Preceded by
Henry F. H. Wakefield
Captain of H.M.S. Lysander
21 Sep, 1914[25][26] – 3 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Francis W. D. Twigg
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Retriever
26 Feb, 1917[27][28] – 28 Nov, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
Herbert I. N. Lyon
Preceded by
Hugh S. Shipway
Captain of H.M.S. Dublin
25 Aug, 1924[30][31] – May, 1925[32]
Succeeded by
John S. G. Fraser
Preceded by
John S. G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Lowestoft
May, 1925[33]
Succeeded by
Edward B. Cloete
Preceded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Captain of Devonport Dockyard
31 Mar, 1928[34] – 11 Apr, 1930[35]
Succeeded by
Richard M. King
as Captain of Devonport Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master
Preceded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Captain of H.M.S. Emperor of India
6 May, 1930[36]c. Nov, 1930[37]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John C. Hodgson
Captain of H.M.S. Marlborough
Nov, 1930[38] – May, 1931[39]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  3. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 352.
  5. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 894.
  7. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  8. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  9. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  10. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  11. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  12. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 284.
  14. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  15. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  16. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  17. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  18. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  19. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  20. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 319.
  22. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  23. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  24. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395y.
  26. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  27. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 894.
  28. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  29. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  30. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 234.
  32. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  33. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  34. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  35. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  36. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  37. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  38. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  39. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.