Lieutenant-Colonel James William Taylor

18 Apr 1920 - 05 Jan 2010

Jim Taylor served as a junior officer with the 7th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers under the CANLOAN scheme during World War II. Although seriously wounded and taken POW at Arnhem, Jim survived and went onto serve for 34 years in the Canadian Army, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.

Sadly, Jim was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma shortly after his pilgrimage to the 65th Arnhem commemorations and passed away on 5 January 2010.

Profile photo courtesy of Taylor family.

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Service History

  • Date not known
  • 1939
    Acting Sergeant Major Calgary Highlanders
  • 1943
    OCTU, Gordon Head, Canada (Officer Cadet)
  • 1943
    Instructor Cadet Infantry School, Calgary
  • 1944
    Instructor Battle Drill School, Vernon
  • 1944
    Special Officer Training Centre, Mt Sussex (Lieutenant)
  • 1944
  • 1947
    Various postings, Canadian Army (Major)
  • 1970
    British Columbia Dragoons (Lieutenant-Colonel)
James William Taylor


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