Taylor, Ron (Leading Seaman, b: 1918 d: 1942)

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Accession Number MSS1581
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 9 Items
Object type Manuscript, Papers
Maker Taylor, Ron
Date made 1942-1995
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/1597
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Biography of Leading Seaman Ron Taylor, mentioning early life, prewar RAN service, (training at HMAS Cerberus and serving on HMAS Australia, Vampire, Penguin, and Adelaide). Describes Taylor's wartime service on HMAS Yarra, and the movements of the Yarra (including Tobruk Ferry Run) until it was sunk in 1942 with Taylor on board, still firing at the Japanese warships. Includes photocopies of Taylor's last letter home, service record, birth certificate, photo, and newspaper articles.