|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||45376||2nd Battalion|
Photos courtesy Betty Jackson
Although records show him as James Frederick, his preferred name was Frederick. He was born in 1891 and worked as a labourer in the spar works. During the war he was wounded in the left hand. After the war he worked as a greengrocer before dying in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, aged forty-one, in 1931. At the time of his death he was engaged to Freda Marsden.
[Note: The Italian War Merit Cross in Fred's possessions is currently being researched. ]
1918 Crich voters
James Frederick Taylor, Field House; absent on military service.
Medal Index Roll
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. Also the Silver War Badge
Silver War Badge
45376, Pte Taylor Fred; Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment; badge B43291; Enlisted 10-12-15 and 5-5-16; discharged 29-10-18,; wounded; served overseas
15 December 1917
Pte. Maurice Perry, Crich
Pte. Fred Taylor, Crich
Pte. William Frost, Crich
He died in the last quarter of 1931 aged forty-one
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald
2 January 1932
DEATH OF MR F. TAYLOR,
Mr Frederick Taylor, aged 41, of Rock House, Crich died on Wednesday week, at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, where he had been a patient for about three weeks.
Mr Taylor, who conducted a green grocery business, was a native of Crich, being born at the White House Farm at Plaistow Green. He was the eldest son of Mr John and the late Mrs Taylor. During the war he served in the 2nd Battalion of Notts and Derbys and was wounded through the left hand. The news of his death caused a shock throughout the village, for he had only been ill a comparatively short time.
The funeral took place at Crich Parish Church on Sunday, the vicar (the Rev H.E. Jones, BSc) officiating.
Walter Hallam's diary:
He was often mentioned in Walter's 1914 diaries
1901: Field House, Crich
RG13 piece 3231 folio 41 page 1
1911: The Fields, Crich
|John Bown||Taylor||Head||49||Joiner, builder & contractor||Crich|
|James Fred||Taylor||son||19||labourer spa works||Crich|
|John Arther||Taylor||son||14||door sandpapering machinist||Crich|
|Martha E||Taylor||daughter||11||At school||Crich|
|John||Duggan||visitor||44||Water Board Clerk||Knighton|
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Frederick Taylor's brother John Arthur Taylor is also on the Roll of Honour.