Frederick Charles Taylor

Information about birth

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Place of birth:
York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Last known residence:
70 Rose Street, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Army information

England, United Kingdom
British Expeditionary Force
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Enlistment place:
York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 —  Royal Garrison Artillery, 253rd Siege Bty.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

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Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel: 7A

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Enlistment place

My story

Frederick Charles Taylor, a former labourer, was born on 25 July 1897 York, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Frederick Charles and Mary Ann Brown. On 3 December 1915 he enlisted at York, Yorkshire, England. Frederick served as a gunner in the 253rd Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery.

On the 9th of July 1917 the 253rd Siege Battery was attached to the 30th Heavy Artillery Group. The whereabouts of the battery in August 1917 are unknown since the War Diaries of the 30th Brigade Royal Garrison Artillery between April 1916 and October 1917 were lost.

Frederick Charles Taylor, aged 20, was killed in action on 24 august 1917. His circumstances of death are unknown, but his discs were sent back to his family along with his personal effects. This indicates the possibility that he was initially buried. A letter from a commanding officer to his mother states that Taylor was a signaller. Gunner Taylor has no known grave and is remembered on panel 7A of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Sources 3

Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
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List of Royal Artillery, Army Service Corps, Machine Gun Corps and Medical Units with the Division, Corps or Army they fought with (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/5494).
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War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA) WO 363).
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