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  • Photograph was published on 21st June 1917 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
Bernard was born in 1895 in Nottingham and was the son of Thomas a 'killer' at a pork butchers and Betsy Alice Taylor née Lowe. His father Thomas was born in 1862 in Nottingham and his mother Betsy Alice Lowe was born in 1859 in Nottingham, she had previously been married and had a daughter Hilda Lowe b1889 from her previous marriage. They were married C1893 (shown as having been married for 18 yrs on the 1911 census.) They went on to have 5 children Claude b1894, Bernard b1895, Albert b1897, Ivy Blanche b1898 and Thomas b1901 all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 8 Wimbourne Street, Nottingham and are shown as Thomas 49 yrs he describes himself as a 'killer' in a pork butchers, he lives with his wife Bestsy Alice 52 yrs , his step daughter Hilda Lowe 22 yrs and his children Claude 17 yrs a shop assistant, Bernard 16yrs a carter, Albert 14 yrs an errand boy, Ivy Blanche 13 yrs a scholar and Thomas 10 yrs a scholar, also in the house is Sylvia Mosley 24 yrs a boarder and lace worker.
He was a carter in 1911.
30 May 1917
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1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Bernard Taylor, attested at Nottingham on 27th January 1912 , he was 17 yrs of age and was a carter he joined the territorial battalion 7th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire) Regiment (Robin Hoods ) At the outbreak of the war he was embodied for service on 5th August 1915 and landed in France on 28th February 1915. It was whilst serving with with “D” Company, 1/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, that he was killed in action on 30th May 1917 he is buried in Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery, Sains-en-Gohelle, France.
His brother Thomas also served during the Great War he served in the Royal Navy and died on 11th March 1920. An article published on 21st June 1917 in the Hucknall Dispatch reads :- “FALLEN IN BATTLE. “The hero shown here is Private Bernard Taylor, who was a native of Nottingham, and a sister of Mrs. Whyles, of 31, Station terrace, Hucknall, with whom he resided before joining the Army. He was well-knonwn to many people in the district, formerly living on Portland road, Hucknall. “The deceased, who was 22 years of age, decided to throw in, his lot with the Army at the outbreak of hostilities, joining the 6th Sherwood Foresters and was trained at Nottingham, Harpenden, and Luton before going to France, where he spent two years and three months. He had a furlough at Easter, 1916. Since then he was slightly wounded, but he kept up his end till May 26, 1917, [he was killed on 30th May 1917] when he was killed by a shell. One of his brothers is a prisoner of war. “His officer has sent a letter saying that he feels his loss terribly, as he as his servant for 18 months. He recommended him for some men who were a bit shaky. He is a tremendous loss to all, as his strength of will and character made him invaluable in the trenches.” Article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photograph was published on 21st June 1917 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Bernard Taylor - Photograph was published on 21st June 1917 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918