John Thomas Taylor (c.1893-1915)

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John Thomas 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 THOMAS. Private. No 790. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Eldest son of Mr Walter Taylor of Handel Street, Golcar. Was in the 1/7th Battalion prior to the outbreak of the war and had just finished his four years training but had not received his discharge papers. Was married before he embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 22.10.1915, aged 22 years. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row C, Grave 18.
His wife received the following letter from Lieutenant J W Tetlow, who wrote, 'I am more than sorry to have to tell you that your husband was killed this afternoon. He had gone down to the canal bank with me and a shell hit a tree and part of the dugout where he was and burst. He was killed at once and suffered no pain which was a blessing. He was my servant and was much more than that, he was a friend. We all felt his loss very much indeed and sympathise with you in your great sorrow.Yet there is one consolation – that he died a death which we should all wish to die if the time comes.'
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Longwood War Memorial.

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