Saturday 20 April 2013

Private Robert Taylor

Born on 3 January 1893 in Coalton (or Coalten), Scotland – son of (late) Robert Taylor – brother of Nellie Taylor, Cambaelang[?], Scotland – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410396) – transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 – killed in action on 3 May 1917 – name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Update with a photo of Pte Taylor's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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