Rossendale Branch - Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Rawtenstall War Memorial Obituaries

Private Harold TAYLOR  -  Private Herbert Arthur TAYLOR  -  Private J. TAYLOR
Private John James TAYLOR  -  Private John William TAYLOR  -  Private Jordan TAYLOR

Private Harold TAYLOR - died 24th August 1917
Harold Taylor

Mrs. Taylor of 516 Burnley-road, Crawshawbooth, has received official intimation that her husband Private Harold Taylor, of the East Lancashire Regiment died of wounds on August 24th in the General Hospital Rouen. He was 30 years of age and was highly respected. Prior to joining the forces he was employed at Sunnyside Printworks. This is the second brother to fall. The other Private John James Taylor, of the Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in Mesopotamia on September 16th. another brother is in training. Much sympathy has been expressed with the family in their bereavement.

Source: R.F.P. 1st September 1917 p5 c2 - 8th September 1917 p8 c4
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Private Herbert Arthur TAYLOR - died 25th July 1917

Private J. TAYLOR - died 17th February 1917

Private John James TAYLOR - killed in action 18th September 1916

Official news has been received by Mrs. Harwood, of Dandy Row, Crawshawbooth, and late of East-street, Constablelee, that her second son, Private John James Taylor, of the Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action in the Persian Gulf on September 18th. , Private Taylor, who was 21 years of age, worked at Sunnyside Printworks prior to joining the army. He played football on several occasions with Rossendale United in the Lancashire Combination.

Source: R.F.P. 7th October 1916 p2 c6 - 14th October 1916 p3 c3
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details
Private John William TAYLOR - died 13th October 1915

Private Jordan TAYLOR - killed in action 29th May 1917
Jordan Taylor

Intimation has been received by Mrs. E. Taylor, of 5 Henry Street, Rawtenstall, that her husband, Pte. Jordan Taylor, of the Shropshire Light Infantry, was killed in action on the 29th of May at Salonika. He was 30 years of age and joined the colours on the 21st of September 1916. In January he obtained first and only leave and came to Rawtenstall and was sent to Salonika in March. Prior to "joining up" he was employed as a weaver by Messrs T. Aitken and Son, at Irwell Mill, and was connected with St Mary's Church, Rawtenstall, and the men's class. Deceased was well known and respected in the district, and his death will be much regretted by a large circle of friends. He was the son-in-law of Mr. Gathercole, who is the verger at St. Mary's Church.

Source: R.F.P. 16th June 1917 p8 c1 - 23rd June 1917 p8 c3 - 21st July 1917 p8 c4
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details