TAYLOR, George Henry [of Farndon]


By George Harper

George Taylor presented me with a lot of problems. The starting point was the brief entry on the War memorial in Farndon church which read: “Pte Taylor G. Lincolns”. Nothing in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site threw up any name which corresponded to this entry and could be associated with this area. Eventually the Newark Advertiser for the week January 31st 1917 showed up the name of Private G H Taylor of the West Yorkshire Regiment as being one of the Farndon casualties. This led to the information that Private George Henry Taylor aged 20 of the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) had been killed on January 10th 1917. Even this is not totally conclusive evidence of a connection with Farndon since his parents John and Ann lived in Eakring and I would be delighted to discover a more definite link. He is commemorated on the monument at Thiepval.

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