TARBAT WAR MEMORIAL
ROYAL AIR FORCE REGIMENT
DATE OF DEATH 25TH APRIL 1947
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Taylor was born in Glasgow, the son of Alexander and Isabella Taylor, his father
was a marine engineer and his Grandfather owned Taylor's yard during the
John was a baker to trade, pre war he emigrated to Australia with his brother, he already had another brother and sister out there, but Australia was not for him and he signed on as a baker on a ship which brought him back to Britain.
During the war he was a member of the RAF regiment, the regiment were used mainly to guard airfields, but in 1944 the regiment was used in Greece first of all against the remnants of the occupying German forces and then against ELAS the Communist backed Greek rebels.
John suffered badly during his time in Greece, his chest had been crushed and he also endured severe winter conditions in the Greek mountains.
He returned to Portmahomack after the war and was a baker in Co-op, but he died two years later as a result of his war injuries, John was 42 years of age.
John is buried in the Taylor family plot in Tarbat Cemetery.
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