No.9482, Private, Reginald Charles TAYLOR
7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Reginald Charles Taylor was born in West Wratting (Linton Q4-1897 3B:493), son of Henry and Ada TAYLOR (née STUBBINGS).
1901 census...Aged 3, he was at High Street, West Wratting with his father Henry TAYLOR  horse keeper on farm, born Weston Colville; his mother Ada  born Ickleton; brothers Bertie Harry , and Frank ; sister Hilda Ellen [3 months]. All the Taylor siblings were born in West Wratting. Also there was his half brother James STUBBINGS  born Ickleton, and grandfather, widower farm labourer, William STUBBINGS  born Elmdon.
His father died in 1909.
1911 census...Aged 13, a farm labourer, he was at the Drill Hall, West Wratting with his widowed mother; brothers Bertie Harry (farm labourer), Frank, Arthur , Percy  and Henry Thomas ; sisters Hilda Ellen, Mary  and Elsie May . All the children were born in West Wratting. His half brother James STUBBINGS  was in the Stanhope Lines, Aldershot in the Suffolk Regiment.
As was often the case, he appears to have exaggerated his age on enlistment.
His half-brother James Stubbings was killed in 1915 in Belgium serving in the Suffolk Regiment. see here
He enlisted in Linton.
TThe 7th Suffolks had been engaged in the Battle of Arras at Easter 1917, then went into reserve about the time that Reginald died of his wounds. Without his Army service record though it is impossible to say exactly where and when he was wounded. He died at No.19 Casualty Clearing Station, which used this cemetery.
photo: Rodney Gibson photo:Rodney Gibson
photo: Rodney Gibson
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