W. W. Taylor, MC
Lieutenant William Wallace Taylor was born on August 30, 1894 in Chatham, Ontario, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Taylor and attended St. Andrew's College in 1913.
He had previous service with the Kent Regiment militia when he enlisted on February 7, 1916. He was serving with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) when he died of wounds on April 9th, 1918.
He is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, France (Grave Reference: XXVIII. H. 10.) Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Through his personal courage and disregard of machine gun fire he captured a hostile machine gun and immediately brought it into action. On his company commander being evacuated, he was the only officer left with the troops, and his cheerfulness at all times materially assisted in keeping up his men’s spirits during the heavy bombardment which followed on the consolidation of the position.”
Awarded as per the London Gazette July 18, 1918
and the Canada Gazette August 17, 1918, P660