John William (Jack) Taylor

John William (Jack) Taylor

John William (Jack) Taylor


14070 Private, John William Taylor 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

Born 1894 at Northwich, the son of Joseph and Jane Ann (nee, Reade) Taylor. His older brother Joseph Thomas was also killed during the war. He lived at Foundry Street in 1901 and was a cotton doffer living at 42 Water Street in 1911. Later he worked as a doubler at the Clarence Mill.

He enlisted at Macclesfield 2 September 1914 and served in France from 26 September 1915. He was killed in action near Arras 22 May 1916 aged 21. According to the local paper a shell took his head off while he was rescuing wounded men.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal

Private, John William Taylor is buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi in Northern France.
C.W.G.C Ref: – Not Known

Also refer to

  • Bollington Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Bollington WW1
  • Photos of Bollington Scouts pre WW1 from Heritage Centre
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
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