Joe Taylor (c.1884-1917)

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, JOE. Gunner. No 84206. 238th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Slaithwaite. Son of George Edwin and Mary Ann Taylor, Lane, Lingards, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Mr John Ed Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Attended Holthead General Sunday School. Was a member of Slaithwaite Cricket Club, Slaithwaite Socialist Club and Boothbanks Working Men's Club. Enlisted 24.5.1916. Embarked for France on 17.11.1916. Was dangerously wounded on 7.9.1917. Admitted to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 13.9.1917. He was 33 years of age. Buried GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 34.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission