Lieutenant Cyril C Tayler

20 Sep 1944

Cyril Cadle Tayler was the son of Herbert and Jessie Tayler and the husband of Beryl Tayler, of Northleach, Gloucestershire. He was commissioned in the Royal Welch Fusiliers on 18 September 1942, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lieutenant Tayler successfully completed his glider pilot training and was posted to A Squadron, 1 Flight, 1st Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Lt Tayler was the pilot of Horsa glider CN140, which landed on the Johannahoeve on 19 September 1944. He was possibly wounded and taken POW. He died of his wounds on 20 September, aged 24, and was given a field burial in the Military Cemetery at Grebbeberg, east of Rhenen, (Roll of Honour, 5th revised edition, 2011) and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 10 November 1945.

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