Lt Arthur Henry Taylor, MC

Arthur Henry Taylor, born on the 8th of March 1890. Arthur started his schooling at Tincleton, where he was one of twenty pupils. The Headmistress lived on the premises. Arthur showed early promise and was taken under the wing of a clergyman who furthered his education. Accepted by Cambridge University, from there he entered the army and rose to the rank of Captain, receiving the MC and MBE. His death in Jerusalem on the 30th of November 1929 was the result of a tragic accident. It seems he had worked with Lawrence of Arabia and introduced his sister Helen to him at Tyneham

1890 Mar 8 . Born Tincleton, Dorset On RIC Roll.

1891 census at Stinsford, Dorchester, Dorset

1901 census at Tincleton, Dorset

1911 census He is a servant at Sherbourne School.

1915 Nov 17 Landed in France

1917 Aug 29. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Royal Fusiliers

1919 Mar 8. MC Gazetted

1920 Oct 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 794. Posted to G Coy

1920 Dec 17 wounded . Admitted Mil Hospital Limerick wounded . As was WN Harrison. I cannoy find how this happened

1921 Feb 1. Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Sep 23 to 23 Oct on Leave

1921 Nov 19. Assumed temporary command of G Coy. Never actually made a DI1

1922 Jan 19. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Constable

1928 Nov 16 Leaves UK for Palestine. He is a "Servant" and UK address is 22 Errismore Gdns, as on MIC

1928 Nov 30. Died Jerusalem. Reportedly as a result of an accident. He was not a member of the Palestine Police at this time. I cannot get a newspaper reference

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