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William Watson Taylor

In memory of:

Sergeant William Watson Taylor

July 21, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.


1st Bn.


1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 and Civilian Volunteer Service Medal & clasp.

Additional Information

Son of George and Mary Jane Taylor, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 569 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

61. C. 7.


Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– This photo of Sgt Taylor's gravemarker was taken by Padre Craig Cameron on The QOR of C in May 1997.
  • Press Clipping– This obituary of Sgt Taylor was obtained from a personal collection of newspaper articles on QOR casualties in WW II.
  • Grave Marker– This photograph of the grave marker of Sergeant WILLIAM WATSON TAYLOR, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C., was taken on March 14, 2007.

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