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  • Oliver Tailby (left in civilian clothes)
Person Details
Gumley, Leicester
Oliver Tailby was born in 1883 the son of Walter a journeyman tailor and Mary Jane Tailby (née Dunkley) of East Farndon Leicestershire. Walter was born in 1855 in Kimcote, Leicestershire, Mary Jane Dunkley was born in 1849 in Laughton, Leicestershire. Married in July 1877, they had eight children, seven surviving infancy - Emma b.1879 Laughton, Geoffrey b.1880 Laughton, Georgina b.1882 Gumley, Oliver b.1883 Gumley, Frank b.1885 Gumley Gertrude b.1887, and George b.1889 Gumley. In 1911, Walter’s parents lived at Foxton, Leicestershire. Walter married Dorothy Richardson in 1905 and they lived at 21, High Road, Beeston with Dorothy’s children Joseph and Dorothy.
In 1911 he was a butcher's manager.
11 Dec 1917
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Corporal
2/6th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Oliver Tailby enlisted at Ilkeston and died of wounds at Rouen. He is buried in Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave Reference: B 8B
Nottingham Evening Post In memoriam 10th December 1918: 'TAILBY. – In proud and loving memory of Cpl. O. Tailby,2/5 North Staffs., High-road, Beeston, died of wounds at Rouen. Days and nights still hold their sadness, tears of sorrow often flow, memory keeps our loved one near us, when God claimed one year ago. – Sorrowing wife and children, Dorothy and Joe (in France).' Nottingham Evening Post In memoriam 11th December 1919: 'TAILBY. – In proud and loving memory of Cpl. O. Tailby, 5 North Staffs., High-road, Beeston, died of wounds at Rouen, December 11th, 1917. Days and nights still hold their sadness, tears of sorrow often flow, memory keeps our loves ones near us, whom God claimed two years ago. – Sorry wife and children, Dorothy & Jno.' Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Oliver Tailby (left in civilian clothes)
    From Beeston Remembers by David Hallam. Courtesy of Brian Szowkomud - Oliver Tailby (left in civilian clothes)