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Seeking info Robert Stanley Taylor MD b. 1875 England

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on 2013-06-14 16:54:56

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by shellyb on 2013-06-15 06:12:26


What information are you after. Do you need basics such as birth, marriage, death, parents, siblings, census information or more in depth information.

Only asking so we don't double up by researching information you already have.

Look forward to your reply and helping you with your research.

by bobscott on 2013-06-15 10:02:25

He was b. 11 May 1875 St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England.
I seek:
His death date c1960 and place (possibly France-lived there in 1934)
Detailed info on his service as an M.D. in the East African Medical Service as
Principal, District and Sr. Medical Officer, Somaliland Protectorate, Uganda and ? Australia.
and India for 18 years with Capt's rank.Resigned his commission in 1916.
Living in Hampstead, London, Eng. in 1949 when awarded the O.B.E.
His military awards: War Medal, Atlantic Star 1939, Pacific Star.
Father: Arthur James Taylor (1843 - )
Mother: Augusta Mary Matthews (1848 - )
Brothers: Arthur Ernest , Hubert Elvin, Robert Stanley.
Sisters: Florence M and Lilian Augusta Mary
Thank you for your assistance and interest. I look forward to hearing from you again.

by shellyb on 2013-06-16 15:08:40

Hi Bob,

Well, I haven't found any detailed info on Robert's service yet. If he has the Atlantic Star 1939 what details do you have on the medal roll, as maybe that you will have to apply for his service history as most records of that date haven't been released to the public yet. Do you happen to know when he was in Australia. The problem arises with the surname being popular.

I found Robert on the 1913 medical register, which I'm presuming you have. Let me know if not and I'll post the details.

The one thing I have found is a death which could tie in nicely. I found the record in the GRO Consular Death Indices 1955-1960:

Name: TAYLOR, Robert S
Consulate : Paris
Country: France
Year: 1955-1960
Volume : 52
Page: 127
Age at death: 83

This would make the death about 1958.

Hope this has helped towards your research

by bobscott on 2013-06-16 19:47:38

I have no further details on the Atlantic Star.
I do not know when he was in Australia.
I do not have a copy of the 1913 Medical Register and would appreciate the details.
Thank you for the information on my uncle Robert
E-Mail from Kate Thompson, dated Dec 21, 2009, Archivest at Downing College, England- "One item in the minute book of the Boat Club from 1896 to 1921 (ref DCCS/3/2/1/1b). There are several references to your uncle Robert although sometimes it just says "Mr Taylor", . The list of names from the trial eights, Oct term 1889, is given as listed on his cigarette case given to Robert Stanley Scott, the initials of the Cox were W P. Robert Stanley was in the Lent boat 1901 and the bow in the May 1901; he was in the losing boat later that term (minutes of 29 Nov 1901). A Mr Taylor was also in the losing boat in the Oct term 1900. Robert Stanley was elected as secretary of the Boat Club in the May term 1901 and held this position until Dec 1901 when he stood down when a rival also put himself forward. The last reference to him is in the minutes from Feb 1902".

I had reference that he moved to France but had no further information.

by shellyb on 2013-06-23 18:24:44


If you pm me your email I will send you the copy from the Medical Register. Coincidentally Robert Scott is on the same register.

by bobscott on 2013-06-23 18:29:41
by shellyb on 2013-06-27 16:42:32

All Sent

by janilye on 2013-06-27 23:03:22

Here's a couple of little facts which may help.
In July 1917 the father A.J. was living at 29 Kings Rd., St. Leonards, England
Brother, Arthur Ernest was born on the 27 February 1871. He arrived in Australia about 1902. He received his M.A and M.D B.C from Cambridge. Arthur was living at 153 Foster St., Dandenong, Vic. when he joined the A.I.F 1917, and remained at that address till the day he died 28 April 1939. According to his obit he had lived in Dandenong for 27 years. and in the country about 40 years.
He purchased his practice in Dandenong, around the end of 1912. Before that, he was a doctor at Outtrim, S.E Victoria and possibly appointed by the Outtrim-Howitt Colliery.
Because he was given a dinner and a plaque from the shire when he left Outtrim, I gather he had practised there for some time. Which might be a clue to his immigration. I can prove he was in Outtrim as early as January 1904. I only mention all this which seems irrelevant, but often, one sybling enables one to find the other.

by janilye on 2013-06-28 18:53:27

UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
about Robert Taylor Name: Robert Taylor
Birth Date: abt 1875
Age: 57
Port of Departure: Bombay, India
Arrival Date: 18 Nov 1932
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: Plymouth
Ship Name: Rawalpindi
Shipping Line: Peninsula and Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 147827

On the above record address in London is given as 29 Kings Rd., St.Leonards. and occupation Medical Practitioner. He has listed that he had been living in Somaliland
He embarked in Aden with a Mr. Lawrence Arthur, who's London address given as The Batchelor's Club 8 .Audley St., London. Lawrence Arthur was the C in C of the Somaliland Protectorate. They travelled 1st class.

by janilye on 2013-06-28 19:39:36

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Robert Stanley Taylor
Name: Robert Stanley Taylor
Regiment or Corps: 14th London Regiment
Regimental Number: 4540
served in France on the 27 October 1915.
Roll No. TP/39B Page 64
discharged on the 29 September 1916.

UK, Silver War Badge Records, 1914-1920
Name: Robert Stanley Taylor
Discharge Unit: 14th. Ldn. Rgt.
Regiment Number: 4540
Rank: Pte.
Badge Number: 13180
Unit: Territorial Force (London)
Piece: 3160
List Number: TP 0001-0400
Record Group: WO
Record Class: 329

The above served as a private.
Just making you aware of these records

by bobscott on 2013-06-28 20:07:19

Again, many thanks- keep it coming. You are most helpful.
Are you privy to any info on Arthur Ernest Taylor or Hubert Elvin Taylor, his brothers?

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