Reply To: Police Superintendent Robert Taylor

Silvie Fisch

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you so much for your help! If you have time to check the Courant, that would be fantastic. I had a look online at the British Newspaper Archive for an obituary, but no luck.

He was mentioned a few times, the only information of interest was that he had a stepson, surname Redpath, who was killed in action (7 May 1915, Dardanelles).

I think Hexham was the 506 police division back then.

Taylor was a formidable person. During WW1 he went through great lengths to defend innocent enemy aliens. He deserves to be remembered. I have found quite a bit of information about this at Northumberland Archives, and would love to find a photograph of him, for a memory quilt we are currently producing with primary schools.

Kind regards