Private James Henry Taylor

9th Labour Company, The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment

James was the son of Thomas and Mary Taylor, and the husband of Martha Taylor of Kings Road, Little Sutton, Birkenhead.

We have so far been unable to find a connection with James and the parish of St John’s.

The 1911 census records James living at The Oaks Hotel Yard, Little Sutton, Cheshire with his wife Martha and two children.  His occupation is described as 'domestic gardener'.

With so little information, i.e. no mention in the church magazines and with a common surname, this is all the information we have found.

James died of wounds 19 November 1917, aged 42.  He is buried in Solferino Farm Cemetery, Belgium; his death is also recorded on Sale War Memorial, the War Memorial at Childer Thornton, Cheshire and on our War Memorial at St. John’s.

He is the oldest man commemorated on our war memorial.


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