In 1881 the family are recorded at 67 Upper Tulse Hill
Gordon-Taylor was consultant to the Royal Navy in the Second World War, with the rank of surgeon rear-admiral, and travelled to Russia, America, and India in the course of his duties. He was appointed CB in 1942, and KBE and commander of the United States Legion of Merit in 1946.
At the Royal College of Surgeons, Gordon-Taylor served on the council (1932–48) and was vice-president (1941–3). He was a Hunterian professor on several occasions.
Gordon-Taylor died in London, on 3 September 1960, in his beloved Middlesex Hospital: he had been knocked down by a vehicle as he left Lord's cricket ground. He left the bulk of his fortune to the Royal College of Surgeons for its library and to the Middlesex Hospital for its nurses.
(Cecil Wakeley/ Michael Hobsley)
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