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Surname: TAYLOR

Forename(s): Henry Norman

Place of Birth: Clitheroe, Lancashire

Service No: 3/9391

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Training Reserve

Battalion / Unit: 50th Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1917-03-19

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---

CWGC Cemetery: TILSTOCK (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Henry Norman Taylor (born 4 June 1898) was the son of Henry and Hannah Taylor, née Hargreaves. Henry was born at Billington and Hannah at Clitheroe, Lancashire.

1901 Clitheroe, Lancashire Census: 7, Pimlico Road - Norman Taylor, aged 2 years, born Clitheroe, son of Henry and Hannah Taylor.

1911 Clitheroe, Lancashire Census: 7, Pimlico Road - Henry Norman Taylor, aged 12 years, born Clitheroe, son of Henry Taylor (married).

Henry is commemorated on Clitheroe War Memorial and Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Roll of Honour. He is not commemorated in the 'Service Roll of Martins Bank'.

Photograph: ‘Clitheroe Advertiser’ (23 March 1917).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Henry Norman TAYLOR

Private Henry Norman TAYLOR

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Training Reserve

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Training Reserve

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Surname: TAYLOR

Forename(s): Henry Norman

Born: Clitheroe, Lancs

Residence: Clitheroe

Enlisted: Preston, Lancs

Number: 3/9391

Rank: Private

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Battalion: 51st (G) Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 19/03/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: TAYLOR

Forename(s): H N

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3/9391

Rank: Private

Regiment: Training Reserve

Unit: 50th Bn.

Age: 18

Awards:

Died Date: 19/03/1917

Additional Information: Son of Henry and Hannah Taylor, of 7, Pimlico Rd., Clitheroe, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: FATHER IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING LEAVE WE NOW OUR LOVED ONE SLEEPING)

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‘Burnley Express’ (21 March 1917)

(Kindly supplied by Robert S. Richardson)

CLITHEROE SOLDIER’S DEATH

News reached Clitheroe on Monday that Pte. Norman Taylor, of the East Lancashire Regt., died in hospital at Whitchurch on Sunday. Eighteen years of age, Pte Taylor was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Taylor, of Pimlico-road, and a very popular youth. His father is president of the Clitheroe Grocers’ Association, and his brother borough treasurer of Clitheroe. Pte. Taylor enlisted six weeks ago.

‘Clitheroe Advertiser’ (23 March 1917)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

Private Norman Taylor

Died at a Training Camp

General sympathy will be extended to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor on the great loss they have sustained by the death of their youngest son, Private Norman Taylor, who joined the Army with other “eighteeners,” about six weeks ago, and was sent to Whitchurch. He seemed to be enjoying the training, judging from the tone of his letters and, even so late as Wednesday week declared that he was “having the time of his life.” He was not well of Friday, but performed his duties as usual. In the evening, a chum, Private Tom Bourn, went to his hut to see if he was better and was surprised and grieved to see Private Taylor, who was unconscious, being removed to hospital on a stretcher. Private Bourn acquainted the family with the circumstances, and Mr. and Mrs. Taylor left by the first train on Saturday night, reaching the hospital in the early hours of Sunday. To their great distress, Norman never regained consciousness and passed away the same night. The awful suddenness of his death was a terrible blow not only to his family, but to all who knew him, for Norman was a general favourite. Of a bright disposition, his face reflected his sunny nature, and at school, on the cricket and football field, in his father’s store at Waterloo Post Office, and at the Bank of Liverpool (where he was employed prior to joining up) everybody liked him. His brother (the Borough Treasurer), and sisters, and Mr. J. Hargreaves, of Blackburn (uncle) attended the interment at Tilstock, near Whitchurch, on Wednesday afternoon, and simultaneously a memorial service, attended by the family and many sympathisers, was held in the Parish Church, conducted by the Vicar (Rev. J.H. Wrigley). At the Tilstock Cemetery, Private Bourn and other boys of his platoon acted as bearers, the service being jointly conducted by the Chaplain and Captain Owen Jones. The regimental band played the Dead march, a firing party of twenty men heading the cortege.

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Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

The identical memorial that was at the Skipton and other branches are lost

Courtesy of David Hearn (War Memorials Online project)

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