Adrian Ralph Taylor

Flying Officer Adrian Ralph Taylor, J21309
Bell Island, Newfoundland
Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer Taylor is sponsored by the Clearihue Family.
Flying Officer Taylor était parrainé par famille Clearihue.


Birth place and date: Adrian was born in Bell Island, NL on 13 September 1919.

Religion: Adrian was a member of the United Church.

Occupation: Before the war, Adrian served as a pilot.

Marital Status: Adrian was never married or had any children.

Next of kin: Adrian’s next of kin was his father, Charles Fredrick Taylor.

Date and location of enlistment: Adrian enlisted on 19 April 1944 in Moncton, NB.

Medals: Adrian was awarded the Pilots Badge.

Burial location: Adrian is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 25 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

Adrian Ralph Taylor attended Prince of Wales College before enlisting in the military. Adrian loved music but traded it in for the sounds of an airplane and gunshots and bombs going off. He also loved playing Ping Pong and running track.

It has been an honour to learn about Adrian and about all that he did and gave up for us. I can only imagine the thoughts he experienced each day being an airman in the war and his efforts were amazing. Just think, Canada would have been a different country without the effort made by Adrian. I’m happy that I had this experience to learn about such an intelligent man like Adrian because I don’t have any family members who served in the war and now I will think of you every November 11th.

Witten by: Abby Waugh, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:
Abby Waugh, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

This Tribute Profile contains available biographical information on one of the Canadians who died on Juno Beach on 6 June 1944. The profile also recognizes the individual or organization who generously sponsored this soldier, and includes a message of thanks and remembrance for their sacrifice. This information is available in the soldier’s native tongue and has been compiled by the Lest We Forget program and, in some cases, through the generosity of individuals connected with the soldiers.  Due to the inconsistency of historical records and the sparse availability of first-hand witnesses, we know more about some than others. If you would like to contribute any material or help in our efforts to present the biographies in both French and English, please contact:

Ce portrait contient des informations biographiques relatives à l’un des Canadiens qui sont morts sur la plage Juno, le 6 juin 1944. Il porte également mention de la personne ou de l’organisation qui a généreusement parrainé ce soldat, ainsi qu’un message de remerciement en souvenir de son sacrifice. Ces informations sont disponibles dans la langue maternelle du soldat et ont été compilées par le programme Lest We Forget et, dans certains cas, grâce à la générosité des personnes liées aux soldats. En raison de la disparité des documents historiques et des rares témoins de l’époque, nous ne disposons pas de la même quantité d’information sur tous les soldats. Si vous souhaitez compléter notre documentation ou nous aider dans nos efforts pour présenter les biographies en français et en anglais, merci de contacter :