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106483 Private Sidney Taylor

106483 Private Sidney Taylor born in 1893 in Buglawton. Sidney was one of twelve children to William and Sarah Ann Taylor of Bank Farm, Odd Rode, Scholar Green.

Sidney’s occupation was a farmer; he was 5 foot 7 inches and unmarried.


Sidney enlisted on 18/07/1916 in Congleton. Part of his Military Service Record is as follows:


Home (Home means in Britain) 18/07/1916 – 22/01/1917.

Embarked from Southampton on 23rd January 1917 and disembarked in Le Havre, France on 24th January 1917. Sidney joined his regiment in the field on 25th January 1917. On the 20th July 1917 Sidney was admitted into 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, where he died on 19th September 1917, cause of death Cerebral Spinal Meningitis.


William Taylor, Sidney’s father received Sidney’s personnel belongings on 21st February 1918, they consisted of: 1 disc, 1 letter, photo’s, 1 wallet, 1 cap badge, 2 shoulder titles, 1 leather cigarette case, postcards and National Registration card.

The family received his British War and Victory Medals in 1921.

Medal Card