Henry John Taylor (c.1894-1917)

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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, HENRY JOHN. Lance Corporal. No 203039. 1/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 4308 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Yew Green, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Son of David and Ada Taylor, 11 Bath Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a percher by Messrs Jennens, Welch and Company, cloth shrinkers of Springwood Works. Attended Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Church. Married, with one child. Lived Springdale Street, Huddersfield. Joined the local Territorials in 1913 and was mobilised with them at the outbreak of the war. Was afterwards transferred to the K.O.Y.L.I. Died of gas poisoning on 26.7.1917, aged 23 years. Buried COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 14.
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.
Brother of Private WILLIAM FERGUS TAYLOR who died at home, 15.5.1917.

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