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  • Photograph was published 19th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
07 Nov 1881
Nottingham
Son of James and Lydia Taylor, of Radford, Nottingham. brother of George Johnson, 15 Anfield Terrace, Denman Street, Nottingham.
02 Sep 1915
34
CH/193(S)
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Private John Taylor, served with Chatham Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Naval Division, he died of typhoid on 2nd September 1915. He enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters on 7th September 1914, transferring to the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 16th September. Wounded shortly after the landing at Anzac, either on or shortly after 28th April 1915, a bullet wound in his hip, he rejoined the battalion on 20th June 1915. Falling ill with pyrexia/enteric fever, he was evacuated to Egypt on 25th August 1915, where he died. He was Buried in Chatby War Memorial Cemetery
Taylor was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S). 'Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 19 November 1915: 'Private J Taylor RMLI, Chatham Battalion, of Radford, wounded in May, died of typhoid September 2nd in Alexandria.' The article included a photograph.
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  • Photograph was published 19th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John Taylor - Photograph was published 19th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918