Date of birth: 30th June 1906
Parents: Henry Charles and Laura Taylor
Wife: Ruth Edna Francis
Address: 41 Queen's Square, Warwick
Occupation: Motor Driver
Alec was born in Warwick on 30th June 1906 and was baptised at St Paul’s Church on 25th July 1906. He had one sister, Honour (1907-1973).
Alec married Ruth Edna Francis on 15th December 1928 at All Saints’ Church. His profession was recorded as a motor driver. They had one son Graham (1932-1997).
In 1939 Alec, Ruth and Graham were living at 41 Queen’s Square and Alec was a wholesale and retail grocers’ salesman. Alec died aged 38 from cancer of the gall bladder in 1945. This report of the funeral provides the names of family and friends.
Ruth subsequently married Paul Taaffe in 1948 and died in 1992 aged 89.
Rank & Number: Craftsman, 14711908
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Brigade/Division: 9 Central Workshops
Date of death: 4th January 1945
Cause of death/Battle: Died at Horton General Hospital, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Warwick Cemetery. CWGC Reference: Sec. 180. Cons. Grave 35. CRO Reference: Section K, Row 15, Plot 16
Commemorated locally at: St Paul's Church
Alec is buried in Warwick Cemetery:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office