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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Newark
Christopher William Taylor was born in 1897 and was the son of William a police sergeant and Emma Taylor nee Rose of 57 Lime Grove, London Road, Newark. His father William Taylor was born in 1863 in Kyme, Lincolnshire and his mother Emma Rose was born in 1869 at Southwell, they were married in 1891 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District, they went on to have 3 children, Beatrice May 1893, Rosalie Sarah b1895 and Christopher William b1897 all the children were born at Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 45 Hatton Gardens, Newark and are shown as William 48 yrs a Police Sergeant, he is living with his wife Emma 42 yrs and their children, Beatrice May 18 yrs a milliners assistant, Rosalie Sarah 16 yrs a restaurant waitress, Christopher William an engineers apprentice.
In the 1911 census he is shown as an engineers apprentice.
21 Jul 1915
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64 Castle Gate Newark.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Christopher William Taylor enlisted on 9th May 1913 at Newark for 4 yrs service with the territorial forces, he gave his age as 17 yrs and 5 months, his address was 64 Castle Gate, Newark, he was posted to 1/4th Lincolnshire Regiment. He was embodied on 5th August 1914 and landed in France on 2nd March 1915, he was killed in action on 21st July 1915 and is buried at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 2.F.20
Article published 31st July 1915 in the Newark Herald :- Only son of William & Emma Taylor, 64 Castlegate, Newark. Had been in the 8th Sherwood Foresters for three years, being in camp with them when war broke out. He worked at Messrs. James Simpson and Co. and in his earlier days was a scholar at the Wesleyan Day School. At this point he established a record for Nottinghamshire, attending ten-and-a-half years and never being absent, never late. A member of the Christ Church Bible Class and was in the choir of that church. A quiet lad liked by all who knew him. Killed by a bullet through the heart. News received in a letter from Pte. Leslie Tyers (of 36 Harcourt Street) who is in the same machine gun section.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Christopher William Taylor - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle