The late Alan Innes Taylor is best remembered as a respected scholar and expert in Arctic survival.
Taylor had numerous careers.
He arrived in the Yukon in 1919.
Two years later he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and stayed with the force for years.
In later years, he worked as a purser on the sternwheeler Whitehorse.
In 1929, he took employment with the Treadwell Yukon Mining Company at Keno.
The following year, he participated in Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expedition. He also joined the 1933 expedition.
Alan went on to accomplish many great things through his life. He was appointed a member of the order of Canada in 1977.
The above information was partly derived from the booklet, A Guide to Who Lies Beneath Whitehorse Cemeteries.