Samuel Taylor

Driver

Royal Field Artillery 801530 296th Brigade

Photos courtesy Aileen Taylor

Photo of Samuel Taylor in WW1

Photo of Samuel Taylor in WW1

Notes
Samuel was born in about 1892 at Crich, the son of John and Margaret Taylor. John died in 1895 aged thirty-two when Samuel was three years old. The family lived at Rose Cottage, Whatstandwell and Samuel worked as a warehouse hand. He enlisted in January 1915 at Derby aged twenty-three, an unmarried wire-dresser of Yews Cottage, Crich and a Baptist. He entered France in March 1917 and the following year, March 1918, he was wounded but remained on duty. He was demobbed in February 1919.

On the original Crich Roll of Honour he appears twice. He was originally recorded as a Private but the family objected to this as his rank was “Driver”, so he was added again with this corrected.

1918 Crich voters
Samuel Taylor, The Common; absent on military service.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Derbyshire Courier, 17 August 1918
Local soldiers on leave from France this week include – Private Jesse Heappey, Gunner Samuel Taylor, Sgt Thomas Greenhough and Private Archie Roe, Fritchley.

Army Service Record
He enlisted 23/01/15 at Derby, aged 23 years 9 mon unmarried wire dresser living at Yews Cottage, Crich. He was a Baptist. His height was 5 ft 9 in, weight 124lb and the next of kin was his mother, Margaret Taylor, of Yews Cottage, Crich.
09/07/16 Posted driver 295th Bde.
13/03/17 Embarked to Havre
09/04/17 Granted Class I Proficiency Pay 1
21/03/18 Wounded but remained on Duty
05/08/18 to 19/08/18 Leave to UK via Boulogne
20/08/18 Return to France
28/10/18 Posted to 296 Bde RFA
08/02/19 Demobbed

Derbyshire Courier
15 February 1919
CRICH, LEA & HOLLOWAY
Lieut. A. R. Cowlishaw, Machine Gun Corps, of Derwent Villas, Whatstandwell, was demobilsed and returned home on Saturday. He had previously been recalled by wire from sick leave. Lieut. Cowlishaw expects resuming his pre-war duties as a member of the staff of the South Metropolitan Gas Company this week. Others to receive their discharge during the week incude Drivers Sam Taylor of Crich Common and Arthur Crowder of Crich.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Crich Carr

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Margaret Taylor Head (wdw) 37 Sewing machinist Crich
Samuel Taylor son 9   Crich
Kate Taylor daughter 8   Crich
Ann E Horritt neice 23 Sewing machinist Crich
Henry Horritt nephew 18 Stone mason Crich

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1911: Rose Cottage, Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Margaret Taylor Head (wdw) 47 Machinist Crich
Samuel Taylor son 19 Warehouse hand Crich
Kate Taylor daughter 18 Factory hand Crich

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