LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Archie William TAYLOR

Service No: 402417
Born: Wolverhampton, England, 20 September 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 August 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 236 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wattisham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 236 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft), English Channel, 28 March 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Nellie Selina Taylor; husband of Phyllis Margaret Taylor, of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Rockhampton QLD
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

A Beaufighter aircraft of No 236 Squadron based at Wattisham was reported missing on air operations over the English Channel on 28 March 1942.

The crew members were:

Sergeant Hilary Rolfe Parfitt (1152533) (RAFVR) (Navigator / Wireless)
Flight Sergeant Archie William Taylor (402417) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 402417