Rossendale Branch - Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Rawtenstall War Memorial Obituaries

Private Herbert Arthur TAYLOR  -  Private J. TAYLOR  -  Private John James TAYLOR
Private John William TAYLOR  -  Private Jordan TAYLOR  -  Private Samuel TAYLOR

Private Herbert Arthur TAYLOR - died 25th July 1917
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Private J. TAYLOR - died 17th February 1917
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Private John James TAYLOR - killed in action 18th September 1916

Official news has been received by Mrs. Harwood, of Dandy Row, Crawshawbooth, and late of East-street, Constablelee, that her second son, Private John James Taylor, of the Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action in the Persian Gulf on September 18th. , Private Taylor, who was 21 years of age, worked at Sunnyside Printworks prior to joining the army. He played football on several occasions with Rossendale United in the Lancashire Combination.

Source: R.F.P. 7th October 1916 p2 c6 - 14th October 1916 p3 c3
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Private John William TAYLOR - died 13th October 1915
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Private Jordan TAYLOR - killed in action 29th May 1917
Jordan Taylor

Intimation has been received by Mrs. E. Taylor, of 5 Henry Street, Rawtenstall, that her husband, Pte. Jordan Taylor, of the Shropshire Light Infantry, was killed in action on the 29th of May at Salonika. He was 30 years of age and joined the colours on the 21st of September 1916. In January he obtained first and only leave and came to Rawtenstall and was sent to Salonika in March. Prior to "joining up" he was employed as a weaver by Messrs T. Aitken and Son, at Irwell Mill, and was connected with St Mary's Church, Rawtenstall, and the men's class. Deceased was well known and respected in the district, and his death will be much regretted by a large circle of friends. He was the son-in-law of Mr. Gathercole, who is the verger at St. Mary's Church.

Source: R.F.P. 16th June 1917 p8 c1 - 23rd June 1917 p8 c3 - 21st July 1917 p8 c4
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Private Samuel TAYLOR - killed in action 4th October 1917
Samuel Taylor

Official news has been received by Mrs. Taylor of 10 Holme Bank, Rawtenstall, of the death in action of her husband, Pte. Sam Taylor, of the East Lancashire Regiment. Pte. Taylor was the son of the late Mr. Richard Taylor of Olive Terrace, Rawtenstall, and his wife is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rothwell, with whom they resided at the addrss given.

Pte. Taylor joined up on February 1st last, and went to France in September. Prior to joining the colours he was a weaver at Holme Shed and was connected with Constable Lee Church. He was 36 years of of age and leaves a wife and one child.

The officer of Pte, Taylor's regiment, writing to his wife says:- "He was in my platoon and took part in in the battle on the morning of the 4th inst when he displayed great courage and showed a splendid example the the men. He was a great favourite with all and no one misses him more than the N.C.O.'s, men and myself of the No. 2 platoon. He was killed instantly."

Source: R.F.P. 27th October 1917 p5 c5
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