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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Glenwood Lawrence Taylor
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Glenwood Lawrence Taylor V/26051 Ordinary Seaman HMCS Raccoon , Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve May 28, 1921 Bridgewater, NS May 9, 1941 19 Halifax, NS Bridgewater, NS Labourer Church of England Single Lydia Adelia Taylor (Mother) Bridgewater, NS September 7, 1942 21 Halifax Memorial Panel 9 Commemorated on Page 118 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 12 One of nine children, Glenwood Lawrence Taylor was the son of Hiram Eugene and Lydia Adelia Taylor, of Bridgewater, NS. He left school at the age of fifteen and for a time was a seaman on the Tern Schooner Evelyn Wilkle out of LaHave, NS. At the time of his enlistment he was employed in Bridgewater as a labourer. He served between May 18 and September 7, 1942 as Ordinary Seaman on HMCS Raccoon. He was lost, killed in action, in the sinking of HMCS Raccoon when it was torpedoed by enemy action. HMCS Raccoon was an armed yacht The ship was purchased by the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940, originally known as Halonia. In 1942 the ship was assigned to the naval base at Gaspe to patrol the St. Lawrence River and Gulf and to escort convoys of ships from Quebec to Sydney, Halifax or Newfoundland. HMCS Raccoon was sunk by the German submarine U-165 in the St. Lawrence River on September 7, 1942 while escorting Convoy QS-33. The entire ship's crew of 37 was lost.