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Cornelius Taylor

Biography of Private Cornelius Taylor (66540)
32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Formerly 6/13758, T.R. Battalion
Died 4th August 1917

 

Birth

Name:
Cornelius Taylor

Date of birth:
1898

Place of Birth:
Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Jan – Mar 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Marriage 

No marriage for Cornelius has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Family

Father’s Name:
William Taylor

Father’s Date of Birth:
1864

Father’s Place of Birth:
Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Fanny Clark

Mother’s DOB:
1862

Mothers Place of Birth:
Belmesthorpe, Rutland, England

Their Marriage:
23 September 1884, Morton

Children: (Name), (Date of Birth), (Place of Birth),
Olive Mary Taylor, 1884, Morton
James William Taylor, 1886, Morton
Thomas Taylor, 1887, Morton
Charles Taylor, 1889, Morton
Bertie Taylor, 1896, Morton
Cornelius Taylor, 1898, Morton
Frederick Taylor, 1900, Dunsby
Ernest Taylor, 1903, Dunsby
Annie Elizabeth Taylor, 1905, Dunsby
Robert Cecil Taylor, 1907, Dunsby
Plus 3 more who’s names are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
Cornelius is living with his parents in Dunsby, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
Cornelius is living in Dunsby with his parents. The census gives him an age of 13 and he is listed as a Farm Labourer.

Relatives in the services:
Cornelius’s cousins John James Booth, Joseph Parker Taylor and John Taylor also fought and was killed in WW1. John James Booth can be found on our page dedicated to the Morton War Memorial and Joseph Parker Taylor and John Taylor can be found on our page dedicated to the Morton War Memorial

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Cornelius Taylor, 66540 32nd Bn London Regiment was killed in action on 4th August 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders

Pension Records:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

Medals
Medal Card Index:
Cornelius’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

Memorials

UK:
Dowsby, Plaque in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private Cornelius Taylor, 66540, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died on 04th August 1917.
Remembered with honour, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

More information:

 

Military Service Timeline

Enlisted in Grantham 

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