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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William Oswald Taylor

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Date of birth: 24th January 1895
Place of birth: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Parents: William and Isabel Taylor
Wife: Edith Taylor
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commissioned Telegraphist
Joined Hood: 18th October 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Commissioned Telegraphist)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 24th January 1895 in Bolton, Lancashire to parents William and Isabel Taylor. He originally served in the Navy as a rating (service number J10063), but later became a commissioned officer.

He was the husband of Edith Taylor, of Cosham, Hampshire. He was 46 years old at the time of his loss.

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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

William's name is in Column 3 of Panel 45.

Detail of William's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The National Archives (ADM 188/667)