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Private Arthur Charles Henry TAYLOR

4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment 202263
Possibly also Northamptonshire Regiment

Arthur Taylor 1897-1982
Arthur Taylor 1897-1982

Arthur was born on 3 September 1897 in Spratton, the son of George Taylor, a bootmaker from a long-established family in the village, and his wife Clara Elizabeth, a laundress.  He lived in Manor Road, Spratton with his parents and five siblings, George, Evelyn, Mary, Bertha and Louis.  On leaving school Arthur worked as a farm labourer.  Both Arthur and his older brother George served in the First World War.

He volunteered in November 1915 under Lord Derby’s Scheme and was drafted to the Western Front in 1916 aged 19.  He took part in several engagements, including those in the Arras, Bullecourt and the Somme sectors, and was wounded in March 1918.  Later he was sent to Italy, and served on the Piave River and Asiago Plateaux.  He returned home and was demobilised in March 1919. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

After the war he lived in Spratton for a time and played in Spratton football team.  He then moved to Yorkshire and worked at Charleston Colliery. In 1926 Arthur married Gertrude Florence Manning, a cousin, who had once taught in Cottesbrooke.  He died in Pontefract in 1982, aged 84 and was buried in Snydale Cemetery in North Yorkshire.  His wife died the following year and was buried alongside him.

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MEN WHO SERVED

ADNITT
ARCHER
ARTHUR
AUSTIN
BALDERSON
BALDWIN
BATTAMS
BILLING
BLAKESLEY
BLUNDELL
BOWERS
BRANSON
BROWN
BUCKBY
BUSWELL
CAPON
CATTELL
CLARKE
COOKE
COPSON
CRANE
DICKENS
DICKERSON
DUNKLEY
ELDRED
ELSDALE
ERSKINE
FOWLES
FRANKLIN
FRISBY
GAMMAGE
GIST
GOODEN
GOODWIN
GREEN
HAYTER
HIDER
HIGGS
HOBLEY
HODGE(S)
HODSON
HORNE
HUNT
JOHNSON
JUDD
KENCH
KNIGHT
KNIGHTALL
LEATHERLAND
LEESON
LEONARD
LETTS
LIVESEY
MAINS
MANNING
MANNINGHAM-BULLER
MARTIN
MASON
MIDDLETON (WYKES)
NORMAN
PAGE
PASSEY
PATEMAN
PAYNE
PHEASANT
POWELL
REEVE
RHODES-MOORHOUSE
RICHARDSON
SMITH
SNEDKER
SPEECHLEY
STEVENS
TARPLEY
TARRANT
TAYLOR
THORNTON
TIRRELL
TITE
TREDWELL
TURLAND
VINEY
VOKE
WADHAMS
WARD
WARWICKS
WHATTON
WOOD
WYKES
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