Joe Taylor (c.1887-1917)

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. Private. No 4925. 'A' Company, 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of William Henry and Eleanor Taylor, 16 Spring Mill, Milnsbridge. Employed as a tailor's cutter by Messrs Bairstows, Sons and Company, of Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. He formerly attended Thornton Lodge Wesleyan Church but, prior to enlistment, attended Lepton Wesleyan Church. Was a well known athlete, having won several prizes for running and walking. He also played as wing three-quarter with the Huddersfield A team. Enlisted 8.3.1916. Embarked for France on 10.1.1917. Killed by shell fire on 27.2.1917, aged 30. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.