TAYLOR, Charles

No.34861, Private, Charles TAYLOR
Aged 24

11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on Monday, 22nd October 1917

Charles Taylor was born in Hundon on 6th September 1893 (Risbridge Q4-1893 4A:680), baptised in Hundon All Saints on 24th July 1892 son of Allen and Sarah TAYLOR (née BOCOCK).

He was admitted to Hundon Board School in April 1898, leaving 23rd August 1907.

1901 census...Aged 7, he was at Scotch Green, Hundon with his father Allen TAYLOR [42] farm labourer born in Barnardiston; his mother Sarah [38] born Wickhambrook; brothers George [16] a farm labourer and Andrew [12]; sister Annie [10]. All the children were born in Hundon.

1911 census...Aged 17, a farm labourer, he was at Cock Green, Hundon with his parents; brother Andrew (farm labourer); sister Annie and niece Ruby [7 months). It could be that Ruby was the daughter of his brother George who is entered as married but then the entry crossed through.

After his death the family were at Church Street, Hundon.

He enlisted in Clare.
Lt Col Murphy's "History of the Suffolk Regiment" tells us that the battalion took over the line between Aden House and Broenbeek stream ( north of Langemark) on the night of 21st/22nd October under the usual fire and without guides. They were not involved in the un-successful attack on the 22nd and then received the welcome order to leave the Salient and return to France.

CWGC has recorded 10 of the 11th Battalion killed on 22nd October, none has a known grave

Charles Taylor is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial panels 40,41,162,162A

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