The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

Date of Auction: 20th August 2020

Sold for £750

Estimate: £300 - £400

Three: Captain W. T. Taylor, Royal Flying Corps, late Kimberley Rifles and Imperial Light Infantry, a noted Hydro-Electric Engineer in civilian life

Cape of Good Hope General Service 1880-97, 1 clasp, Bechuanaland (Pte. W. T. Taylor. Kimberley Rifles) locally impressed naming; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek, South Africa 1901 (255 Pte. W. T. Taylor. Imp. L.I.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Capt. W. T. Taylor. R.F.C.) good very fine (3) £300-£400


William Thomas Taylor was born on 31 March 1877. Served in the Bechuanaland campaign of 1896-97, and in South African War of 1899-1902. In civilian life Taylor was a Hydro-Electric Consulting Engineer, F.R.S.A., F.R.G.S., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E.; engaged in the design, construction and management of large extra-high voltage hydro-electric sustems in United States of America, Mexico, India, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, etc. During the Great War he was Captain and Company Commander, 1/12th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment from 1915-19, attached Royal Flying Corps as Equipment Officer from August 1916 to April 1918; Staff Captain, Air Ministry, 1918-19. Also entitled to Victory Medal.