Friday 17 August 2012

Sergeant Henry Clifton Taylor

Born on 20 August 1873 in Oldham, England – husband of Mary Jane Taylor, Ottawa, Ontario – son of John and Mary Taylor, Oldham, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as brickmaker; married; no current military service; previously served with the Lancaster Fusiliers (regulars, twelve years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410203) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – died on 18 November 1916 of wounds received that day – buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave VIII.F.15), France.

(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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