Obituary: Brigadier George Taylor

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The Independent Online
IT IS not quite correct for Dom Alberic Stacpoole to say that George Taylor (obituary, 9 August) 'was gazetted to the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1929, then in Northern Ireland', writes B. L. Kentish. In 1929 the regiment was in the Caribbean. In 1933 it was in Moascar, Egypt, commanded by Lt-Col Harold Franklyn and the Adjutant was Capt F. de Guingand, then only 33. Alberic's father, Humphrey Stacpoole, was my Company Commander there. We all went to Quetta in India where the 'massive earthquake occurred in 1935'. In those days George Taylor was looked on as no great intellectual but as a 'rugger- bugger'. Later he proved to be a great leader of men in battle.