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22701   Private John Taylor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/09/1898
Died: 04/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 17
John Taylor was the son of James and Mary Taylor. He was born on 23rd September 1898 in Coalisland. He was one of at least six children. The family lived in Coalisland. His father was a farm labourer. John Taylor enlisted in Belfast. Private John Taylor was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Princess Victoria's Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 4th July 1916. Private John Taylor is commemorated on the family headstone in Gilnahirk Presbyterian Churchyard at Dundonald in Belfast.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Patricks Cemetery
  Loos, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave III-C-4
CWGC Casualty 4040731
From the National Road (N43 Lens-Bethune), turn onto the D165 towards Loos-en-Gohelle following signs for Wingles and La Bassee. Before reaching Loos-en-Gohelle village square turn left then first left again. The cemetery is located in the street; 'Rue Alexandre Maniez'.
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1 1901 Census lists Taylor family Possibly lists John as age 2 living with his family at house 33 in Coal Island, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Taylor family Possibly lists John as age 13 living with his family at house 3 in Derrywinnin Glebe, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 Details of Private J Taylor' family headstone
4 Details of Private J Taylor
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private J Taylor's headstone can be purchased here
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