Lance Sergeant Cecil A Taylor

12 Jun 1944

Cecil Alfred Taylor was the son of Harry and Matilda Taylor; husband of Jean Florence Taylor, of Crook, County Durham, he enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lance/Sergeant Taylor successfully completed glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

L/Sgt Taylor was killed in action on 12 June 1944, aged 30, and was given a field burial at Amfreville, and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France on 13 June 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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