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taylorHarry or Henry Taylor was born in Wolverhampton in around 1882. In 1891 he was living with his parents, William and Harriet Taylor, at 11 Ward Street, Wolverhampton, along with his sisters Sarah, Annie and Maud, and brothers William and Joseph.In 1901 he was living at Wrexham Barracks, as he was a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (service number 6566). Henry married Ann Maria Howell in Wolverhampton in 1909, and they went on to have a daughter, Maud, in 1910. By 1911 he had moved to his father-in-law’s property, 12 Ward Street, with his wife and daughter. Henry was a plate layer’s labourer with the railway. The couple had three further children – Edith M., Mary and Albert E.

Harry was called up again on 6 August 1914, and entered the War on 20 September 1914. He was killed in action in France on 16 May 1915. He is commemorated at the Le Touret Memorial. Notice of his death, including the attached photograph, appeared in the Express & Star on 18 June 1915.

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