Photo courtesy Di & Keith Fretwell
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.
Gervaise was born on Spout Farm, Tansley in 1894, the son of Gervaise and Sarah Taylor. He married Elsie Thorpe (sister to Bert Thorpe) during 1916 and served with the Derbyshire Yeomanry and Devonshire Regiments.
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
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
Gervaise married Elsie Thorpe during 1916; Elsie was sister to Lea Mills soldier Bert Thorpe.
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