John Irvin Taylor (c.1895-1916)

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John Irvin Taylor

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, JOHN IRVIN. Private. No 17946. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 118 Victoria Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Son of James and Eliza Taylor, 11 Bentley Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as an angora yarn spinner by Messrs Shires and Sons, George Street, Milnsbridge. Attended Lockwood Baptist Sunday School. Single. Enlisted 22.1.1916. In his last letter home before he left England he wrote, "I mean to do my duty like a soldier and a man. I am able to hold my head up because I know that I am doing my duty and if I had known what I know now I should have joined long since."
Killed by the bursting of a shell at Delville Wood on 2.8.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

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