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Edward Taylor, Prisoner of War

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posted on 2024-06-05, 17:02 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

In WW2 Edward Taylor was sent to France from 13th September 1939 to 4th march 1940. He was sent over to help in Germany. Then while he was on guard duty, he believed he had saw flares off in the distance, but it was really Germans firing shots. Then they came, he got shot in the leg while the rest sadly died and he was taken in as a prisoner of the war. He was taken by a fellow German, by train, luckily a lady caught them and said he had to go to the hospital, so was okay and thankfully survived the shooting. Later on he was asked if he wanted to go fight the Japanese but Edward replied with saying he was done and just wanted to read. He received 3 medals for his bravery.


Item list and details

1. Frame with 3 medals in it 2. Cap-badge of Edward 4. A lot of Newspapers from the time 5. parachute

Person the story/items relate to

Edward Taylor.

Person who shared the story/items

Denise Taylor

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

The son of Edward Taylor.

Type of submission

Shared at Studley High School, Warwickshire on 23 January 2024.

Record ID

109950 | STU003