B: 31 Dec 1887, Worchester, UK
John Tayleur and his wife emigrated to Australia shortly before the outbreak of WW1. He had been married to Agnes Elizabeth Cox in Ludlow, Shropshire in 1910 and was working as a carpenter/joiner. He and Agnes, with baby daughter Olive, began a new life initially living in Sydney, NSW, where they had three more children: Jack (1914-16), Betty (b1915) and John (b1920).
During WW2, some of the family had relocated to Melbourne, Vic., and were living in Windsor, where the electoral rolls for the time give his occupation as a builder/contractor. By the time of the crash, his son had joined the R.A.A.F. and Betty had married in late 1944.
John’s skill and reputation as a builder had clearly developed to the extent that he became part of the Allied Works Council team as a Works Supervisor. Part of the Department of the Interior, this organisation was tasked with building and maintaining infrastructure to support the manufacturing and supply of goods for the war effort.
TAYLEUR – 0n January 31, result of aircraft accident, John Tayleur, 273 Dandenong Rd Windsor, beloved husband of Agnes, loved father of Olive (Mrs Hunter) Betty (Mrs Kerr) and John (Flight – Sergt. R.A.A.F. abroad.)
Family Notices (1945, February 2). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 7. Retrieved January 22, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206866347