Taylor, Alec Henry

Age: 38
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).

In 1911 the family were living at 3 Fair View Terrace, Linen Street, Warwick. Alec’s father Henry was a horse dealer.

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.

Warwick Advertiser 19th January 1945

Ruth subsequently married Paul Taaffe in 1948 and died in 1992 aged 89.

Military Service

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

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