No.240331, Private, John TAYLOR
Aged 19

5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 1918, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Friday, 20th April 1917

Born in 1897 (3rd qtr Bury St.Edmunds 4a:826) son of Arthur and Edith TAYLOR (née MOORE)

1901 census...Aged 3, he was at 26 Long Brackland with his parents (father now maltster's labourer); sisters Ellen, Edith [9], Hetty [6] and Sarah [1]; brother Charles (labourer) and Robert "Arthur" [12]

1911 census...Aged 13, hardwareman's assistant, he was at 20 Long Brackland with his parents, brothers Charles (labourer), Arthur (maltster's labourer) and William [6]; sisters Edith, Hettie, Sarah and Alice [8]; Grandmother Eliza TAYLOR [77] born Norton.

His brother Arthur died in France in 1915 see here

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds.
In June 1919,Army Form 5080 for his brother Arthur has living relatives as parents at 52 Northgate Street with William [14], sister Edith Edna [27], Sarah ]1901 and Alice Mary[17] Brother Charles Frederick [35] was at 80 Cannon Street, Bury St.Edmunds, sister Hettie STIFF [25] was at North Camp, Aldershot.

His service record not being found, and dying of wounds, it is impossible to state where or when he was wounded.

photo C.W.G.C..

John Taylor is buried in Deir-el-Belah War Cemetery, Palestine A:135

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