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Place of Birth: Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Service No: 2784
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1915-12-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Section A Row 0 Grave 24½.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK, GHYLL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Taylor was the son of David and Alice Taylor, née Barnes. Both parents were born at Rawtenstall, Lancashire.
1881 Newhallhey Bridge, Rawtenstall, Lancashire Census: 17, Barlow Row - Thomas Taylor, aged 1 year, born Rawtenstall, son of David and Alice Taylor.
1891 Clough Fold, Rawtenstall, Lancashire Census: 9, Victoria Street - Thomas Taylor, aged 11 years, born Rawtenstall, son of David and Alice Taylor.
1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 27, Mosley Street - Thomas Taylor, aged 21 years, born Rawtenstall, Lancashire, son of David and Alice Taylor.
Thomas was married to Lizzie Fort in 1903.
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 1, Powell Street - Thomas Taylor, aged 31 years, born Rawtenstall, Lancashire, husband of Lizzie Taylor.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl Thomas Taylor, 2784, 2/6th Bn West Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 12.12.15. Barnoldswick. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee: Lizzie. £11 12s. 6d.
As Thomas is not commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, information was sent to them as possible evidence for his official recognition by them. Unfortunately, the decision by CWGC was that there was insufficient evidence to determine that he met their criteria. Perhaps this decision was made as it could not be proved that he was a serving soldier when he died.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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