Harold Taylor (1899-1918)

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, HAROLD. Ordinary Seaman. No J/74720. Royal Navy. HMS Cornwall. Born South Parade, Stainland, 26.7.1899. Son of Joe and Emily Taylor, 44 Crosland Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Educated Bowling Green Council School, Stainland. Employed as a warehouseman. Single. Enlisted 28.7.1917. Died of pneumonia on 30.6.1918, following upon influenza, at Belmont Auxiliary Hospital, Liverpool. He was 18 years of age. Buried PROVIDENCE CONGREGATIONAL CEMETERY, STAINLAND. Grave location:- 469.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe.


Huddersfield Daily Examiner (05/Jul/1918):

HUDDERSFIELD SAILOR'S FUNERAL. — The funeral took place at Stainland Congregational Chapel, on Thursday, of Seaman Harold Taylor (18), of H.M.S. Cornwall, who died in hospital at Liverpool last Sunday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Taylor, 44 Crosland Road, Thornton Lodge. The funeral was attended by 14 officers and men from the deceased sailor's ship. The arrangements were carried out by Mr. George Thorp.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Ordinary Seaman HAROLD TAYLOR
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Sunday, June 30, 1918
  • age: 18 years
  • record ID: 2752422