Mne. Taaffe was killed during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)
His brother also Fell - C/KX 152295 Stoker 1st Class Geoffrey Taaffe, aged 20, H.M. Submarine Usurper. 12th October 1943. Chatham Naval Memorial.