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Surname: TAYLOR

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire

Service No: 16627

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps

Battalion / Unit: 366th Employment Coy

Division: ---

Age: 44

Date of Death: 1920-03-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: R. 'U.' 2493


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Taylor was the son of Benjamin and Mary Taylor, née McCann. Benjamin was born at Carnforth, Lancashire. Benjamin married Rose Murray in 1879.

1881 Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire Census: Sandside - John Taylor, aged 4 years, born Bolton-le-Sands, son of Benjamin Taylor (married).

1891 Heaton with Oxcliffe (Township), Lancashire Census: Moss Side Farm - John Taylor, aged 13 years, born Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire. [John was employed by Thomas Roe, Farmer.]

1901 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 16, Cross Street - John Taylor, aged 23 years, born Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire. [John was boarding with William and Mary A. Metcalf and their daughters, Mary and Sarah E. Metcalf; Sarah, aged 22 years, was born at Embsay, Yorkshire.]

1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 19, William Street - John Taylor, aged 31 years, born Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire, [Also living at the same address was Sarah Metcalfe, aged 30 years, born Embsay, Yorkshire, Housekeeper.]

John was married to Sarah Elizabeth Metcalfe in 1914.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Taylor, 69073, Notts & Derby R.; 16627, Lab. Corps.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Taylor, 69073, Notts & Derby R.; 16627, Labour Corps.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John.

See also:
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


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


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

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Surname: TAYLOR

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 82957

Rank: Private

Regiment: "N" Coy. Royal Army Medical Corps transf. to 16627, Labour Corps, 366th Employment Coy. Labour Corps


Age: 44


Died Date: 15/03/1920

Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Rose Taylor, of Overton, Lancaster; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, of 7, Wilson's Yard, High St., Skipton.


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19 March 1920


TAYLOR – March 15th, at Becketts Park Hospital, Leeds, John Taylor, aged 44 years. Interred at Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton.


Mrs. Taylor wishes to thank all kind friends for their kind sympathy in her sad bereavement; also for floral tributes.
6, Watson Houses, Skipton.


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