Date of birth: c1894
Parents: Joseph and Alice Taylor
Address: 6 North Rock, Saltisford
John Taylor (known as Jack) was born in Warwick in the third quarter of 1894.
At the time of the 1901 census the family were living at 14 North Rock, Saltisford. Jack’s parents were Joseph and Alice and Jack had three older brothers – Edward (15), Leonard (13) and Harold (9). Jack was 6 years old.
By 1911, the family were living at 6 Saltisford but only the two youngest were living at home. Harold is a bricklayer and Jack is a printer.
Warwick Advertiser 29th July 1916
Rank & Number: Private, 1518
Regiment/Service: 1st/17th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 143rd Brigade, 48th Division
Date of death: Friday, July 14, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Bazentin
Commemorated/Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Westgate School
This article appeared in the Warwick Advertiser on 5th March 1916 – it tells of the heavy bombardment that Jack’s unit experienced:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office