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OS James Taylor
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James Taylor was born in Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland. Son of Charles Edward Ladner Taylor and Annie May (Pike)(Davis) Taylor. James had a twin brother who died an infant. He also had several half brothers and sisters but only one full sibling who he knew as Madgie, (Margaret Taylor Garland, wife of John), who passed away in 2005 at the age of 89 in St. John. N.B.

He joined the Royal Navy and held the rank of Ordinary Seaman. His Service # was P/JX181288 and he served on the H.M.S. La Malouine.

James was on leave in Ireland at a boarding house when bombs were dropped. They hid under a set of stairs and the house was hit. James died from shock on 5 May 1941. He was 23 years old. He is buried in the Belfast City Cemetery.

There is a headstone in his memory in the South Side Cemetary of Carbonear Nfld, where his father is buried

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