George William Taylor
16th Battalion ('Chatsworth Rifles') Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action by a rifle grenade near Bethune at 9:00am on Tuesday 4th April 1916 aged 24.
Died of wounds at 9:00am on Tuesday 4th April 1916 at the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station. His wounds were received on Monday 3rd April near Bethune caused by a rifle grenade aged 24.
George was 5 foot seven inches tall and embarked from Southampton on Monday 6th March 1916 landing at Le Havre landing at Le Havre.
He is buried in the Bethune Town Cemetery France and is also commemorated on the St Peter's Belper War Memorial.
167 Nottingham Road Belper
George was born in Newcastle on Tyne and was a well known local footballer and cricketer. The previous year before enlisting he had lost his wife Lydia to illness. She died on Saturday 27th February 1915 two days after the birth of their daughter Beatrice Alice. He was the son-in-Law of Herbert Boot, of Windmill Lane, Belper.
In January 1917 his daughter Beatrice was awarded a weekly pension of five shiilings per week.
Before the war worked at Salterwood Colliery.
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