Frederick James Taylor

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:05th Bn [1] ('C' Coy)
Name of Rgt or Ship:East Lancashire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 30th May 1895 in Ashton upon Mersey, the birth being registered
during the September quarter 1895 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/181, the
son of Fred & Sarah Rebecca (nee Laycock).

The family first resided at Nelson but moved to Grosvenor Square, Ashton
upon Mersey.   They later moved to Washway Road, Sale.

1901 Census - Common Lane, Culcheth, Lancashire.    Son - aged: 5 - born:
Sale.    Head of household - Fred Taylor - Married - aged: 32 - occ: Cotton
Cloth Agent - born: Colne, Lancashire.  Also - Sarah R. Taylor - Wife -
aged: 33 - born: Nelson, Lancashire.   Their daughter was born at Nelson,
but their four sons (including Frederick) were all born at Sale, inicating
that the family resided there between 1893 and 1900.

1911 Census - 74 Southfield Street, Nelson, Lancashire.   Son - aged: 15 -
occ: Weaver - born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Head of household - Fred Taylor -
Married - aged: 42 - occ: Twister - born: Colne, Lancashire.  Also - Sarah
Rebecca Taylor - Wife - aged: 43 - born: Nelson, Lancashire.  Plus 7

The family attended the Weslyan Chapel  on Barkers Lane before moving to
Culcheth, later residing at Urmston.

EWhen War was declared, Frederick enlisted into the 5th Battalion, East
Lancashire Regiment based at Burnley, Lancashire.  Posted to Gallipoli
where he landed on the 23rd July 1915, serving there until the end of the
campaign in December1915/January 1916.  From there he went to Egypt where
his Battalion was engaged in Canal Defences, still fighting the Turks.

His mother died in the spring of 1916. 

In February 1917, he was posted to Marseilles.   After training in trench
warfare, he went into the front line, first at Ephy, later at Givenchy.  
He served up at Passchendale but by 1918, was back down on the Somme.near
Bethune.  He was there when the German Spring Offensive started       His
cousin, Edgar Boothman, was also killed in October 1918.

CWGC - Mr. & Mrs. Fred Taylor.

M.I. - "Duty and honour first, pleasure afterwards".

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