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Retford, Nottinghamshire
Charles Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Brown married in 1884 at Retford. Charles appears to have tried his hand at several jobs within his time, drapers assistant, grocer & shopkeeper and news agent and confectioner. They first lived in Bee Hive Lane, Retford where, by 1891, they had three children, Edith born 1896, Lillian 1889 and Charles William in 1890. By the next census they had completed their family with three more children who were, Amelia in 1893, Arthur 1895 and Frederick in 1900. All six children were born in Retford. In 1905 Mary died at Retford aged 42, By the following year, Charles the elder had remarried to widow Annie Ellis. By 1911, the couple were living at 56 Carol Gate, Retford, with Arthur from Charles’ first marriage, Albert from Annie’s first marriage and a baby Daniel born to them in 1910. The remainder of Charles’ children had all gone their own ways, Charles William Taylor living as a boarder at 7 Ruth Square, Dorset Street, Sheffield, working as an insurance clerk age 20.
01 Jul 1916
814912 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
12th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Charles William Taylor enlisted on a short term attestation on 11 September 1914 at Sheffield. His conduct sheet shows that he received 7 days CB and forfeit 1 day’s pay, for overstaying his leave by 10 hours 10 minutes on 17/18/11/1915, which was not a major charge. He was sent with the Mediterranean Force (Egypt) on 20 Dec 1915 and on the 9 March 1916 was sent directly to France. On the 28 April 1916 he was promoted to L/Cpl and was killed in action in this theatre. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial, France.
CWG additional information:- Son of Charles and Annie Taylor, of Poplar Cottage, Sturton-le-Steeple, Retford, Notts. Research by Colin Dannatt
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