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Gunner William Henry Taylor (314637)

219th Siege Bty, South Midland Heavy Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery

Malvern Commemoration: Holy Trinity North Malvern

Burial/Commemoration: Ypres

Nature of Death: Killed in action Flanders 5/11/17

Age: 24

Next of Kin: Son of Charles and Alise J Taylor of 1 Albert Terrace, Newtown, Malvern

Previous Employment: At Malvern Link Station

The Malvern News reported on the 17th November 1917: “Gnr W H Taylor (son of the late Mr A Taylor and Mrs Taylor of Albert Terrace, Newtown) has been killed in action. Before he joined up he was employed at Malvern Link Station. A Major has sent Mrs Taylor the following letter: ‘It is with the most heartfelt that I have to inform you of your son’s death in action. He was killed instantaneously by the splinters of a shell, which hit his dugout and cannot, I think, have felt any pain. Your son was a favourite with all, and is much missed. He was moreover a gallant and willing soldier. We laid him to rest in a quiet little cemetery behind the lines. Assuring you of my deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement.'”

Malvern News 17/11/17


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