Sunday 19 August 2012

Private Nelson Taylor

Born on 11 February 1898 in Quinville, Quebec – brother of Mrs. Jennie Taylor, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Quinville, Quebec; trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, as a bugler in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 May 1916 (number 246278) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 – killed in action on 15 November 1917 – name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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