Richard Vivian Taylor

1896 Oct 15. Born Portsea Island, Hants

1901 census in Portsmouth

1911 census at Ivy Cottage, Tower Hill, Hill Lane, Highland Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hants

1919 Jan/Mar Married Marie Winifred Monica Charlwood in Wandsworth

1917 Sep 26 Presumed date of commission.

1919 Mar 26 Promoted Lt in Hamps Regt

1919 Dec 19. Leaves UK for New York with his wife. They are "uncertain" as to whether they will stay or not

1920 Feb 13. Returns from USA to UK with his wife. The first divorce petition must have been soon after this. His first wife originally petitioned for divorce in 1920 but did not proceed with it and they reconciled for a short period. She later petitioned for divorce again, in 1924, which went through to completion.

1920 Aug 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 204. Posted to C Coy.

1921 Apr 21 to 29 Apr on Leave

1921 May 21 promoted DI1

1921 May 29 Was in one of the tenders ambushed in St Stephen's Green

1921 Jul 26 to 18 Aug on Leave

1921 Jun 11. In charge of a patrol when P McDonald was arrested with a gun

1922 Jan 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1924 Sep Irene MI Taylor born in Edmunton (see below)

1925 May 29 Divorce proceedings. TNA shows 2 divorce petition, one in 1920 and other in 1924 from his wife. (she did marry Ernest J Forster in 1927)

At this time he had been involved with a woman whilst in Ireland but appears to have been unfaithful to his first wife on a number of other occasions and, at the time of the second divorce petition, was living with Irene Vidler. They married some eighteen months after the birth of their first daughter, the paternity case being mentioned below, and going on to have five children in total

1926 Feb 19 Paternity case

1926 Jul/Sep Married the above Irene Vidler in Portsmouth

At this time, and for most of the inter-war years he was an advertising representative and spent much time travelling around the country

He then walked out on his second wife and their family during the later part of the Second World War. She refused to divorce him after he left

1939 returning to active service with the Hampshire Regiment . He remained an officer, eventually being promoted to Captain and then temporary Major until leaving the army .

R.V.T took off in the early 1940's with a young lady from the RAMC stationed on the I.O.W. c1943. Court maintenance order in place from 1945 for £16 per month . Believed to have moved to Yorkshire c1945 before leaving Army.

1945 Aug 18. Hamps. R.Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) R. V. TAYLOR (110893) having exceeded, the age limit of liability to recall, to cease to belong to the Res. of Offrs., 18th Aug.1945, and to be granted the hon. rank of Maj

1946 Nov 5. Short Service Commns.Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) Richard Vivian TAYLOR (119893) from R.A.R.O. to be Capt., 5th Nov. 1946,with seniority, I3th Aug. 1942

1949 Nov 5. Short Serv. Commns.Capt. R. V. TAYLOR (110893) relinquishes his commn. no completion of service, 5th Nov. 1949,and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.

He went on to have another family of eight children with a GP, Dr Enid Fair, living in Brierly Hill in the West Midlands and they remained together until his death in 1980. They never married so there was no case of bigamy

1980 Jan 21 Died Staffordshire