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Detective Henry Lloyd Taylor

October 5, 2020

Henry Lloyd Taylor

Detective Lloyd TAYLOR, in the newspaper report, below, is Henry Lloyd TAYLOR, known by his middle name Lloyd. He is my second cousin, once removed, and the grandson of James Lloyd TAYLOR. His father is also Henry Lloyd TAYLOR.

From: The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld, Saturday 01 November 1947, page 1

Police Trap Evaded
PERTH, October 31
A wall of silence has been built by the police as to what happened at Sawyer’s Valley last night when Detective Lloyd Taylor was slightly wounded in the leg as a squad of police sprang a trap set near a stolen car.

The car, valued at £1200, was found hidden in thick brush about 60 yards off the Great Eastern highway between Mundaring and Sawyer’s Gully yesterday morning. It had been missing for week. It was temporarily disabled in a collision with a tree.

A police watch was posted at the car, and about 8.20pm detectives saw the dim form of a man cautiously approaching the car from behind a big tree. Detective Taylor challenged him and the man spun round and ran off. Two police officers ran after him, and Detective Taylor was rapidly closing on the fugitive, when he swung round. There was a flash, and Taylor felt something sting him on the side of the leg. The shock temporarily, stopped Detective Taylor, who then fired five shots in the direction of the fugitive.

Apparently the man was uninjured, and made a get away despite an all night search of the vicinity. The search was resumed to-day by a special squad of detectives.

FUGITIVE WOUNDS DETECTIVE (1947, November 1). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved October 5, 2020, from

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  1. mollyscanopy permalink

    A rather exciting post that leaves on wondering if there is more to the story. Have you looked into whether there are more articles about this incident? Followups to the case?

    • Molly I have many questions arising from this newspaper report. Follow up research is on my ‘to-do’ list

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