Joe Sykes Taylor (c.1894-1918)
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, JOE SYKES. Private. No 43063. 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No TR/5/60501 85th Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Golcar, Huddersfield. Son of Edward and Florence Taylor. Husband of Elsie Taylor, 73 Scarborough Terrace, Town End, Golcar. Employed as a woollen teaser by Messrs T. W. Thorpe and Company, Heath House Mills, Golcar. Attended Golcar Parish Church. Enlisted 18.4.1916. Had been in hospital suffering from gas poisoning and shell shock. Died from gunshot wounds at No 29 Casualty Clearing Station on 1.9.1918, aged 24 years. Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row F, Grave 4.
- ROH:- Longwood War Memorial; St. John's Church, Golcar.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private JOE SYKES TAYLOR
- regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- died: Sunday, September 1, 1918
- age: 24 years
- record ID: 58081
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #58081)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #5446472)