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Christopher George Taylor was born in Wolverhampton in 1888, the son of James and Emma Taylor. In 1901, they were living at 34 Evans Street, together with Christopher’s brothers, Arthur N., Clarence H., James W., John S. and Thomas R., and sisters Martha A. and Minnie E. The 13-year-old Christopher was a Post office messenger.

He enlisted in the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, and rose to be Company Sergeant-Major. He died on 13 October 1915, but news of his death did not reach home straight away. At a memorial service at St Andrew’s Church for the “Brave Men of Whitmore Reans” (which the Express & Star reported on on 25 October 1915), he was listed among those who had been wounded, not those killed. The Wolverhampton Chronicle on 20 October 1915 also states that he has been wounded. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France.

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