An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- TAYLOR, ALBERT EDWARD, DCM. 2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Paddock, Huddersfield, 24.2.1890. Son of Arthur and Frances Taylor, 11 Branch Street, Paddock. Educated Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a cotton spinner. Enlisted 19.4.1909. Was mobilised as a Private at the outbreak of the war. Awarded the DCM in November, 1914, for, "conspicuous gallantry and skill in commanding his Company after the Officers were killed or wounded on 8.11.1914 near Ypres, in retaking trenches and bringing men out of action." He was promoted Company Sergeant Major. Was wounded at St. Eloi in 1915 and, whilst convalescing in England, was married to Miss Mary E Lumb of Paddock. Whilst in Huddersfield he took part in many recruiting meetings. His devoted service when he rejoined the Battalion earned him a recommendation for a commission. He had only been back with his Battalion in France for a few weeks, after going through the necessary Officers' training, when he was killed in action on 9.4.1917 at Fampoux, near Arras. He was 26 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock.