Lieutenant Colonel A. E. Taylor, DSO
SAC Master 1905-1914, 1919-?

Capt Edward Osler BathLieutenant Colonel Allan Ellsworth Taylor was a Master at St. Andrew's College from 1905 to 1914 where he had been senior master in residence for the past eight years and then returned briefly after the war.

He joined up as a Captain with the Ontario Mounted Rifles and later served as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General of the 4th Division with the British Expeditionary Force.

Taylor was to write of his journey to France:

"I stayed on the bridge til dawn, waiting for the escort which was to meet up but never appeared ... The Admiralty warned us that a submarine was waiting for us, going backwards and forwards across our path, so we put on all speed and zigzagged on our way. It appears that the submarine missed us and got after a ship which the Allan Line sent along to follow us some miles behind."

  • Scanned Copy of Attestation Paper (National Archives) - Front - Back

Distinguished Service Order
Distiquished Service Order

"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He led with great skill, a successful daylight attack on the enemy's trenches. Though severely wounded, he was the last man to withdraw after all his party, including the wounded, had got clear." 

DSO Citation London Gazette September 22, 1916; Canada Gazette October 21, 1916, P1314
Mentioned in Despatches
Mentioned four times.