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  • 13036 Private George Taylor died in Alexandria, possibly of illness and was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, grave K. 141. Many thanks to Ralph McClean for the photo and visit to George's grave.
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Whitwell Derbyshire
He was the son of John Taylor and the husband of Nellie Taylor who later lived on Mill Lane Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire.
12 Aug 1915
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13036
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. George Gilpin Taylor, 9th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, died of dysentery at No. 15 General Hospital, Alexandria, on 12th August 1915. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. grave K. 141.
He had fallen ill after serving at Cape Helles in July 1915 and had been evacuated to a hospital in Egypt for treatment. One of the hospital sisters wrote to his family a copy of which was published on 24th September 1915 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “15th General Hospital “Abbestah Schools, Alexandria, Egypt “Dear Mrs. Taylor, I feel that I must write you a few lines to give you a few particulars about your poor husband. He was admitted to this hospital on August 7th, with enteric fever, and was very ill indeed, and passed away yesterday morning at 9.5 a.m. Everything was done that could be, but in this trying climate so many seem to die who would get well in their own country. The letter I enclose was brought with him; also he had one or two Turkish bullets which I will keep and send to you if I am spared to come home to England again. They would not be allowed to be sent through the post out here. I know how friends value mementoes of their dear ones. The pay-book, with a copy of his will written in it, I have handed over to the proper authorities. I may be moved from this hospital to a ship any day, but if there is anything you should like to know further you can write to my father whose address I will enclose, and they will always pass on any message to me. I know how much one things of one’s dear ones, especially when ill and dying amongst strangers. He was very patient and brave, but was too ill to say much. With much sympathy, from yours very sincerely, Millicent Sargent (Sister). “ Above is courtesy of Jim Gruny and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 13036 Private George Taylor died in Alexandria, possibly of illness and was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, grave K. 141. Many thanks to Ralph McClean for the photo and visit to George's grave.
    George Taylor Grave - 13036 Private George Taylor died in Alexandria, possibly of illness and was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, grave K. 141. Many thanks to Ralph McClean for the photo and visit to George's grave.