A student, living in Toronto, Frank Harold Taylor was the son of Thomas and Jane Taylor. He served in the militia with the 109th Regiment for seven months before he enlisted on 13 September 1916. After serving with the 204th and 116th Battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Lieutenant Taylor transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in the summer of 1917. Posted to 41 Squadron in September 1917, he scored his first victory flying the D.H.5. Shortly thereafter, his squadron was re-equipped with the S.E.5a. Flying this aircraft, Taylor scored seven more victories before returning to Canada on leave in May 1918. On 14 September 1918, he joined 84 Squadron and was credited with two Fokker D.VIIs in the last month of the war.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Frank Harold Taylor, Cent. Ont. Regt., attd. R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion, whilst on offensive patrol, he shot down a hostile scout in flames and a second out of control. On the following day he shot down an enemy triplane, which finally crashed to earth. During the recent operations he has carried out many successful attacks on enemy infantry from low altitudes, and has taken part in over 80 offensive patrols. His gallantry and good service merit the highest praise.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 22 June 1918 (30761/7429)