Ronald Arthur Taylor

b. 3 August 1925, d. 26 August 2003
FatherArthur George Taylor b. 6 Feb 1899, d. 13 Oct 1965
MotherAda Winifred Middleton b. 16 Dec 1898, d. 14 Sep 1958
Ron Taylor in Navy uniform, 7 July 1943
     Ronald Arthur Taylor was born on 3 August 1925 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Arthur George Taylor and Ada Winifred Middleton.
In WW2 Ron Taylor was in the navy.
Soon after his arrival in Australia in 1948 (while they were living at Beatty Avenue) Ron was diagnosed with TB (tubercolosis). He had been helping John and Joyce with fencing on their block when he got creosote near his eye and went to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment. It was standard in those days to screen for TB and this is how it was picked up. He was sent to the Wooraloo sanatorium for 18 months.
Dr Alphick at Wooraloo advised that Ron had probably suffered with TB years earlier while in the navy as a torpedo man, when he was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis. He had a month in sick bay then he went back to the navy and was demobilised in 1948 as A1 (A1 as in fit health). Due to this he was unable to claim any sickness benefits or pensions. Dr Alphick assisted Ron by writing to the navy and helping him obtain some benefits.2
Ronald Arthur Taylor died on 26 August 2003 at Perth, WA, Australia, at age 78. Died of cancer of the pancreas.
His body was cremated at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, WA, Australia.

Citations

  1. [S144] General Register Office Indexes to Births, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1925, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 291."
  2. [S187] Information supplied by Joyce Marie Treen (unknown informant address) to Veronica Anne Treen (unknown recipient address), unknown date.