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Huthwaite Nottinghamshire
Charles was born in 1897 in Huthwaite and was the son of John a colliery deputy and Paulina Taylor née Allsop who lived at 4 Windmill Cottage, Huthwaite. His father John was born in 1863 in Pilsley, Derbyshire and his mother Paulina was born in 1874 in Huthwaite. Their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield Registration district in September 1894, they went on to have six children, sadly one died in infancy prior to to the 1911 census. Their children were :- John Percy b1895, Charles b1897, Arthur b1899, Sydney b1901 and Leonard b1902, all the children were born in Huthwaite. In the 1911 census they were living at 4 Windmill Cottages Huthwaite and were shown as John head of the family 48 yrs and a colliery deputy, living with his wife Paulina yrs and their sons , John Percy 16yrs a coal miner- ganger, Charles 14 yrs a coal miner- ganger, Arthur 12 yrs at school, Sydney 10 yrs at school and Leonard 9 yrs. at school.
He was a miner (ganger).
12 Aug 1916
814903 - CWGC Website
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Charles enlisted in September 1914 at Mansfield and served with A company 12th battalion, Sherwood Foresters. His medal index card shows he first entered a theatre of war in France on 29th August 1915. He was killed whilst out with a bombing party on the evening of 12th August 1916. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme.
From Notts Free Press - 1st. September, 1916 - Huthwaite Sherwood's Death Official intimation has been received of the death of Private Chas. Taylor, 16856, A Company, 12th. Battalion Sherwood Foresters, a son of Mr. and Mrs J. Taylor, of 4, Mill Cottages, Huthwaite. A letter sent to Sutton by a soldier friend tells how he was killed on the 12th. of August by a shell while out with a bombing party. Private Taylor had written home on the same date, and was killed in the evening, the official intimation being received on the 23rd. Private Taylor was only 19 years old, and was previously employed at New Hucknall Colliery. He joined the army in September, 1914, as a result of an appeal on the pit-top to the miners by Col. Rolleston and others. He had been in France just a year, and during that period had not been home on leave. Formerly he attended the Parish Church, and officiated as organ blower.
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