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Charles Joseph Gordon Taylor

Naval surgeon at the South Shields Seaplane

Thanks to Charles Taylor it has been possible to build up quite a picture of the South Shields Seaplane Base. Not only did he list the sick and injured that he encountered on the base but had sketches drawn, took photographs and described the base in detail. On qualifying as a doctor he appears in the London Gazette of 1912 as having joined the navy as a “surgeon” (as all naval doctors are known).

Civil Parish: South Shields

Birth date: 1885

Death date: 1978

Armed force/civilian: Navy

Education: Studied medicine in London (1911 census)

Military service:

South Shields Seaplane Base (Dec 1916 - Apr 1917);
Cattewater Seaplane Base (Apr 1917 - Oct 1918);
Hampstead Air Hospital (Mar 1918 - Aug 1919)
(TNA, AIR 76/496/90)

Gender: Male

Contributed by Durham County Record Office