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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian,
courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
John Taylor and Elizabeth Savage married in 1891 in Worksop. Over the next 8 years they had four children who were all born in Worksop. They were, John (sometimes called Jack) born 1893, Richard (sometimes call Dick) born 1895, Rose born 1897 and Henry born 1899. In 1901, the family were living at 3 Court, Bridge Street, Worksop. In 1908, their mother, Elizabeth died age 34. By 1911 the family were living at 3 White Hart Yard, Bridge Street, Worksop with John, Jack and Dick working in the coal mines.
16 Oct 1915
21
506369 - CWGC Website
3202
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Dick Taylor Worksop Guardian 22 October 1915 At the early age of 21 years, Pte Richard Taylor, son of Mr J Taylor, Newgate Street, Worksop, has laid down his life for his country. Richard, or as he was generally known by his associates among who he was very popular, as “Dick”, was one of three brothers who have answered the call, one of whom is in the Dardanelles, and the other in France. Previous to enlisting in the 1st 8th Sherwood Foresters, Richard worked at Manton Colliery. He was a good, steady, well conducted lad and was well known as an enthusiastic footballer. For some years he had made his home with Mr and Mrs Wedge, 36 Westgate, and by them he was regarded as a younger brother. He was drafted out during last August and had taken part in much hard fighting since then. During a recent engagement he was shot in the chest, and died in a hospital in France having manfully done his duty. The news of his death will be received with regret by all his old friends. Mr John Taylor, the father, has also enlisted and is now in training with the Royal Engineers.
CWG additional information:- Son of John Taylor, of 26, Newgate St., Worksop, Notts. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian,
courtesy of Robert Illett
    Richard Taylor - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Richard Taylor - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle