Trying to locate the decadents of a World War 2 serviceman by the Name of George Taylor or George McWardle-Taylor. He was held by the Japanese as prisoner of war and returned to Australia at the end of the hostilities. Either he or his family owned a farm at Clyde and he had perhaps 3 sisters who also worked on the farm. Unfortunately, that is all the information I have, my interest in finding his family is to reunite them with a photo of George and a locket that also has his photo in it. He left these as mementos to someone dear to him at the time of his enlisting (my aunt). His family might be interested in them and the store behind them. Would welcome any information that could lead to finding this man's family

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on July 24, 2017 at 16:59

Dianne,   George MacWardle TAYLOR was born in 1910 in Bury , England and died in 1973 in Victoria - he is listed in Springvale Cemetery

Digger - Death Index. Victoria 1921-1985

Given Names: George
Father: Arthur
Mother: Beatrice Alice  WARDLE
Death Place: HEID
Age: 64
Year: 1973
Reg Number: 4097
Event: Death

I will see if I can find if he married or any siblings names


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on July 24, 2017 at 20:24

Dianne,   A bit more information on this family

This is his sisters death

Digger - Death Index. Victoria 1921-1985

Surname: WISE
Given Names: Doris Ellen
Father: Taylor Arthur
Mother: Beatrice Alice  WARDLE
Death Place: Geelong
Age: 47
Year: 1955
Reg Number: 16804
Event: Death

His mothers death

Digger - Death Index. Victoria 1921-1985

Surname: BULLOCH
Given Names: Beatrice Alice
Father: Wardle George
Mother: Sarah Elle  ROCKLIFFE
Death Place: Dandenong
Age: 83
Year: 1967
Reg Number: 11252
Event: Death

possible son for George born 1952 - died 2012

I am wondering whether this may be his son?

George Philip MacWardle TAYLOR born 1952 who died in 2012 ... or/8789673

it is possible that George (the Father) married after he returned from WW2

I have found an address and phone number who the sons wife so you could either ring them or write to them to confirm we have the correct family

I don't want to post that address & phone number on this site so I could send you a private message with my email address & we can exhange details that way - let me know


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on July 25, 2017 at 20:57



Comment by jennyhannb on September 26, 2017 at 13:55

George Arthur Taylor (February 14, 1899 — December 3, 1969) was an officer of the United States Army. He is most famous for the leadership of his men in World War II on Omaha Beach during the Normandy landings, June 6 1944, where he served as commander of the 16th Infantry Regiment and for which he earned a Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism.

He served most of his career during World War II with U.S. 1st Infantry Division, where he was assigned as deputy commander of the division.

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