Born: 14th August 1924, Tottenham, London.

Died: 8th August 1943; Age: 18; Accidental Drowning – Boat Accident outside entrance to Loch Gair, Argyllshire, Scotland.

Residence: 416, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Ordinary Seaman; Service Number: C/JX 350657.

Regiment: Royal Navy – H.M.S. ‘Dinosaur’.


Grave Reference:

Lochgilphead (Christ Church) Episcopalian Churchyard,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter Edmund Taylor & Mildred Edith Taylor, of Ipswich.


Father: Walter Edmund Taylor, born 1895 – died February 1926, Ipswich.

Mother: Mildred Edith Taylor (nee Clarke), born June 1893, Redenhall with Harleston & Wortwell, Norfolk.

In 1929, Ipswich, Mildred married Harry Rumsey, born June, 1919, Ipswich. An Engine Driver – London North Eastern Railways. They made their home at 416, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Also lost as a result of the boat accident:

Bruce Beaumont Matthews; Sub. Lieutenant of the R.N.V.R., aged 21, of Maidstone, Kent.

Herbert Henry William Shoulder, Ordinary Seaman of the Royal Navy, aged 19, of Plaistow, Essex.


H.M.S. DINOSAUR  was  a land base unit near Troon, Scotland. The Combined Operations training establishment was for officers and ratings undergoing initial and refresher training in landing craft operations.

One Comment

  • I’ve belonged to the congregation of Christ Church for the past few years. Every year on All Souls Day I place a candle on Peter’s grave. I feel so much resonance with him. My family came from Ipswich though my father was born in Tottenham. I was born in 1943: My elder son was born on 8th August 1966.
    It would be lovely to learn more about him


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