Jerry Granger-Taylor (1917-1999) 

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This name is included on a list of Monuments Women compiled by Capt. Edith A. Standen during her service in postwar Germany.

 

Godfrey Bridden "Jerry" Taylor was born in 1917 in Thame, Oxfordshire. An artist and architect, he attended school at Radley before studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1934 to 1937. He then started a Bachelors in Architecture at St. John's College, Cambridge, graduating in 1940. It was around this time that he decided to change his name from Taylor to Granger-Taylor. 

 He served during World War II as a Major with the Corps of Royal Engineers before possible becoming a British Monuments Officer. We believe he served in the North Rhine-Westphalia zone alongside Maj. Giles H. Robertson, and helped cover the exposed vault of Paderborn Cathedral. 

Upon his return to England, Granger-Taylor worked for a number of architectural firms, and was named an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1949. In 1969 he moved to the Department of the Environment, from which he retired in 1982.

Jerry Granger-Taylor died in London on July 27, 1999. 

 

The Foundation is very interested in learning more about Godfrey Bridden Granger-Taylor. If you have any information, please contact abottinelli@monumentsmenfoundation.org.

Photo courtesy of Die geraubte Kunst.