Biography of Private Cornelius Taylor (66540)
32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Formerly 6/13758, T.R. Battalion
Died 4th August 1917

Soldier

  • Name: Cornelius Taylor
  • Date of birth: 1898
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1898
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: William Taylor
  • DOB: 1st May 1864
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer

Mother

  • Name: Fanny Clark
  • DOB: 1863
  • Place Of Birth: Belmesthope, Rutland, England
  • Marriage: 23rd September 1884 Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Olive Mary Taylor, 1884, Morton
  • James William Taylor, 1886, Morton
  • Thomas Taylor, 1887, Morton
  • Charles Taylor, 1889, Morton
  • Arthur Edward Taylor, 1891, Morton (Died 1893 Age 1)
  • Unnamed male Taylor, 1893, Morton (Died 1893 Age 0)
  • Florence Jane Taylor, 1894, Morton (Died 1895 Age 1)
  • Bertie Taylor, 1896, Morton
  • Cornelius Taylor, 1898, Morton
  • Frederick Taylor, 1900, Dunsby
  • Ernest Taylor, 1903, Dunsby
  • Annie Elizabeth Taylor, 1905, Dunsby
  • Robert Cecil Taylor, 1907, Dunsby

Census

  • 1901: Cornelius is living with his parents at Dunsby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Cornelius is living with his parents at Dunsby, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 13 and he is listed as a farm labourer.

Relatives in services

Marriage

  • No marriage for Cornelius has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • War Office Weekly Casualty List September 25th 1917
    DIED OF WOUNDS
    ROYAL FUSILIERS
    Taylor 66540 C. (Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers
  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Cornelius Taylor, 66540, 32nd Bn London Regiment was killed in action on 4th August 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Fanny

Medals

  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Dowsby, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Cornelius Taylor, 66540, 32nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers Regiment who died on 4 August 1917
  • Remembered with honour, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline
  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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