Taylor, Herbert Joseph

Age: 27
Date of birth: 1891 (Q3)

Parents: Joseph and Mary Ann Taylor
Wife: Elsie May Taylor (nee Yardley)
Address: Beausale Cottage, Hatton

Occupation: Gardener

Joseph Taylor married Mary Ann Dodd on 10th September 1890 and Herbert was born in the third quarter of 1891. He was the only child of the marriage.

At the time of the 1901 census, Mary and Joseph were living at Beausale, near Hatton, with Herbert, aged 9. Joseph was an agricultural labourer.  In the 1911 census, all three were still living in Beausale and father and son were both working as farm stockmen.

Herbert married Elsie May Yardley, of Budbrooke, in 1914 (Q2)

This notice of Gunner Taylor’s funeral appeared in the Warwick Advertiser alongside news of the Armistice.

Warwick Advertiser 16th November 1918


Military Service

Rank & Number: Gunner, 99162
Regiment/Service: 31 Anti Aircraft Company, Royal Garrison Artillery
Date of death: Saturday, November 02, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Died of pneumonia in Parkhurst Military Hospital
Commemorated/Buried: St John the Baptist Churchyard, Honiley, Warwickshire
Awards: Did not serve overseas - no medal entitlement
Commemorated locally at:


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser Excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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