Taylor, Thomas Henry

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 43
Date of birth: 1872 (Q3)

Parents: Thomas and Annie Taylor
Wife:
Address: 6 High Street, Warwick

Occupation: Wood carver

Thomas was born in the second half of 1872 to Thomas and Annie Taylor who lived in Stratford upon Avon. He was baptised there on 29th September 1872

In 1881 Thomas and his parents were living at 40 Brook Street, Warwick, which was The Leycester Arms inn. By this time there were three further children, Louisa (7), Frederick (6) and Frances (3). There was also a live-in servant, Sarah Wright.

In 1891 the family were still at Brook Street and the three older children were now in employment: Thomas Jnr, now aged 18, was a wood carver, Louisa was a dressmaker and Frederick was a cabinet maker.

By the 1901 census only Thomas’s siblings were still living at Brook Street with their parents. Frederick was now working as a joiner/carpenter on his own account and Frances was a schoolteacher. No 1901 census record of Thomas Henry has been found. As the newspaper article below says that he had been in the army for many years, perhaps he was already serving overseas. No record of a marriage has been found although the newspaper article refers to his wife.

Thomas Snr died on 30th November 1904 and Annie died on 22nd December 1918.

Warwick Advertiser 11th May 1918

Military Service

Rank & Number: Regimental Sergeant Major, 6317
Regiment/Service: 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 13th Brigade, 5th Division
Date of death: Wednesday, May 01, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds at Aire
Commemorated/Buried: Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Westgate School

Contributors

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

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