Frank Taylor (1901-1944)


Frank Taylor was born on 2 June 1901.

He married Edith Stephenson, daughter of Edward Stephenson and his wife Susan (née Valentine), on 11 August 1928 at St. John, Newsome.[1]

The 1937 Huddersfield Directory lists the Taylors as living at 410 Manchester Road.

During the Second World War he served in the Auxiliary Fire Service linked to the works fire brigade of C. & J. Hirst & Sons, Ltd. of Sunny Bank Mills, Longwood. After attending a fire at Britannia Mills, Crosland Moor, on the morning of Sunday 20 August 1944 he returned home and complained of chest pains. A few hours later he was found lying face down on the bedroom floor and unresponsive. He was rushed to Huddersfield Infirmary but attempts resuscitate him failed. At the inquest into his death, the coroner recorded a verdict that the "death was due to heart disease and had been accelerate by smoke".[2]

His wife Edith died in 1954.


1939-1945: Civilian War Dead in the United Kingdom (1954, Imperial War Graves Commission):

TAYLOR, Frank, age 43; N.F.S. Husband of Edith Taylor, of 410 Manchester Road. Injured 20 August 1944, at Britannia Mills, Milnsbridge; died same day at Royal Infirmary.



Notes and References

  1. Frank did not name his father in the marriage register.
  2. "Taken Ill After Attending Fire" in Huddersfield Daily Examiner (24/Aug/1944).