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Rowland C. Taylor WWI archive, 1914-1918

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-023

Scope and Contents

Includes a flight log book, a detailed diary of his POW experiences, and various photographs, service documents and POW ephemera.

Dates

  • 1914 - 1918

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Lt. Rowland C. Taylor, Royal Warwickshire Regiment & No. 3 Squadron, RFC. Artillery Observation Pilot & Prisoner of War, 1917-1918. Taylor was educated at King Edward's School & enlisted in the 1st Birmingham City BN, 14th (S) BN Warwicks in 1914. He was subsequently commissioned in the 6th Warwicks and transferred to the RFC in 1916. He completed pilot training and joined No. 3 Squadron in France on 12/4/17. He flew contact patrols and artillery observation sorties (comunicating with batteries on the ground) almost daily (& often more than once a day) until 6/11/17 when, his fuel exhausted, he was forced down behind enemy mines in his Sopwith Camel. He was then a POW until repatriated in Dec 1918.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase

Source

Creator

Title
Rowland C. Taylor WWI archive, 1914-1918
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2010 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
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