TAYLOR, George H

King's Shropshire Light Infantry. 16 October 1917

George Taylor was the only son of Mrs Taylor of 114 Brettell Lane, Amblecote. He was educated at the Royal Orphanage, Wolverhampton, his father having died when he was five years old. When he left the school he took a farming apprenticeship which was completed soon after war broke out. He volunteered in November 1914 and enlisted in the Shropshire Yeomanry. He later transferred to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and joined the 5th Battalion on the Western Front. He was invalided home after five months and stayed initially at Wordsley Hospital and then at Studley Court, Stourbridge. He returned to France on the 8th September 1917 in the middle of the Third Battle of Ypres. Private George Taylor was killed in action by a shell on the 16th October 1917. He was 22 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot, Stourbridge and Amblecote Memorials.

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Dudley Clock Tower

Dudley Clock Tower

Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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