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Vincent Taylor was born in Newark in 1891 and was the son of Mrs. Kezia Taylor née Rhodes and the late William Taylor a house decorator of 83, Charles St., Newark. His father William Taylor was born in 1863 at Newark and died in 1909 at Newark aged 46 yrs, and his mother Kezia Rhodes was born in 1864 at Birkin, Yorkshire they were married in 1886 their marriage was recorded in the Lincoln registration district, they went on to have the following children, all born in Newark, Helen Millicent b1888, Constance May b1890, Vincent b1891, Emily Ethel b1895, Lawrence William b1899 and Doris b1903. In the 1911 census the family are living at 10 Northgate, Newark and are shown as Kezia 48 yrs a widow, she is living with her children, Helen Millicent a shop assistant, Constance May 21 yrs a clerk, Emily Ethel 16 yrs a typist, Lawrence William 12 yrs a scholar and Doris 8 yrs a scholar, also living with the family as a boarder is Sarah Ann Taylor 78 yrs a widow. It has not been possible to trace Vincent on the 1911 census. Vincent married his wife Ethel May Roberts on 23rd December 1915 at Newark, they lived at 9, Grafton St., Lincoln and had a son Basil Rhodes Taylor born 10th November 1916. Following his death his widow was awarded 18 shillings and 9 pence a week for herself and her son to commence on 3rd December 1917.
He was a baker confectioner.
09 Apr 1917
1672104 - CWGC Website
15th Bn Durham Light Infantry
Private Vincent Taylor attested on 8th December 1915 at Lincoln, he was 24 yrs and 80 days old, he was a confectioner and was living at 121 Ripon Street, Lincoln. He was posted to the reserves and on 7th May 1916 was mobilised at Lincoln, he was now 24 yrs and 199 days old, on 11th May 1916 he was posted to the South Staffordshire Regiment. He landed in France on 20th December 1916 and on 26th December 1916 he was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry at Etaples. He went missing in action on 9th April 1917 and was later declared killed in action on that date. His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
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