William Fergus Taylor (c.1892-1917)

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, WILLIAM FERGUS. Sergeant. 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Yew Green, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Son of David and Ada Taylor, 11 Bath Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Prior to enlistment, was employed as an iron moulder. Enlisted 4.1.1909. Went to India, where he was on the General Staff at Headquarters at Dehli and Simla. Whilst in India he contracted Enteric Fever, followed by tuberculosis. He arrived in England in April, 1917, and, after spending a month in a London hospital, was sent to Mill Hill Sanatorium, Huddersfield, for treatment for tuberculosis. Died at Mill Hill Sanatorium, Huddersfield on 15.5.1917, aged 25 years.
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.
Brother of Private HENRY JOHN TAYLOR died of wounds, 26.7.1917.