Edgar Taylor (c.1882-1917)
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, EDGAR. Sergeant. No 5514. 10th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Halifax. Enlisted Huddersfield. Lived Netherthong, Holmfirth. Had served eight years in the ranks and four in the reserves. He had fought in the Boer War and afterwards was stationed in India. Had been a porter at Thongsbridge Station for five years when he rejoined the Colours in September, 1914. He lodged with Mrs Rusby at Deanhouse. Attended Netherthong Parish Church. Was a member of the Netherthong Working Men's Club. Killed by a shell on 19.2.1917. Buried A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row K, Grave 27.
- ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men's Club; Halifax Civic Book of Remembrance; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Roll.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Serjeant TAYLOR
- regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
- died: Monday, February 19, 1917
- record ID: 264791
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #264791)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4367265)
- History of Netherthong: Netherthong and its WW1 heroes