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In Remembrance of
Reginald Lewis Taylor

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Date of birth: 16th August 1910
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: John and Edith Taylor
Wife: Catherine Taylor
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Musician
Service Number: RMB/ 3087
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 16th August 1910 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to John and Edith Taylor. He was the husband of Catherine Taylor, of Kings Norton, Birmingham. Reginald's action station at the time of his loss was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Reg and Catherine on their wedding day

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Reginald's name is in Column 1 of Panel 60.

Detail of Reginald's name.

Royal Marine Band School of Music, H.M.S. Nelson, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The memorial lists the names of all Royal Marines Musicians lost during World War 2.

Reginald's name along with the other men from Hood's Royal Marine Band.
(Detail from the bottom of the left hand panel.)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Reginald's nephew Eric Taylor (photo, 2001)
Bruce Porter (wedding photo, February 2004)
Chris Chalkley (photographs of Royal Marine Band Memorial), November 2021