Photo courtesy Di & Keith Fretwell
Photos Courtesy Nigel Turner
Gervaise was born on Spout Farm, Tansley in 1894, the son of Gervaise and Sarah Taylor. He was one of the first to enlist on 5 August 1914, serving with the Derbyshire Yeomanry and Devonshire Regiments. In 1916 he married Elsie Thorpe (sister to Lea Mills soldier Bert Thorpe).
After the war he started Crich's bus service, which was called "My Lady Coach", which ran to Ripley and Derby.
Photos courtesy Nigel Turner
Tansley Roll of Honour
Gervaise was recorded as Corporal, Derbyshire Yeomanry, on the Tansley Roll of Honour. It also shows that he was one of the first to enlist on 5 August 1914.
1901: Spout Farm, Tansley
|Gervase||Taylor||Head||41||Farmer & milk retailer||Matlock|
RG13 piece 3265 folio 42 page 1
1911: Moorside Farm, Tansley
|Gervaise Edward||Taylor||servant||16||Waggoner on farm||Matlock|
RG14PN21211 RG78PN1262 RD439 SD2 ED13 SN98
1939 Register: garage, Bennets Lane, Crich
Gervaise E Taylor b.14 April 1894; haulage contractor heavy
Elsie Taylor b.21 July 1892
Gervaise E Taylor jnr b.16 September 1924; coal haulage helping father