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Place of Birth: Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire
Service No: 16627
Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps
Battalion / Unit: 366th Employment Coy
Date of Death: 1920-03-15
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: R. 'U.' 2493
CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
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.]
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, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment & 16627, Labour Corps.
‘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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