The following information is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and is utilised with their permission
Name: TAYLOR, SAMUEL JOHNSTON Initials: S J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Penelope
Date of Death: 18/02/1944
Service No: P/JX 198151
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Taylor, of Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 83, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
There is a headstone at Glenavy Parish Church bearing the name of Samuel J. Taylor. It reads:
In loving memory of
Thomas C. Taylor died 16th April 1962 aged 87 years
His wife Mary Taylor died 5th May, 1964 aged 80 years
Robert died 11th September 1949
Samuel J. lost at sea 18th February 1944
Thomas died 26th October, 1983
Also their daughter
Eleanor Moore, died 7th October 1985.