Joe Taylor (c.1887-1917)
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.