Chatteris WW1 Soldier William Henry Taylor 16848. Chatteris Remembers Biography
William Henry Taylor Private 16848, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment Died: 11th June 1917 William lived with his wife, Elizabeth, at 21 Southampton Place. They had three children, the youngest of whom had his fourth birthday on the day William died. William joined the 11th Suffolks, the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely ”Pals” battalion between September and November 1914. He had been at the front all the time the battalion was there and had, presumably, survived the terrible Holocaust of July 1st on the Somme. He had become the officer’s cook in the autumn of 1916. On the day he died he was helping dig a man out of a dug-out that had been hit by a shell, when another shell fell nearby, killing him instantly. His battalion were in the “lively” Gavrelle sector at the time. His body was lost and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. File contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Photo of his name on memorial • Medal Roll • Excerpt from Cambs Times 13/7/17 • Excerpt from Suffolks Diary
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