John Walter Taylor (1890–1958)


Northumberland Fusiliers 66794 & 19939 36th & 6th Battalions
Army Pay Corps 18616  

Photo courtesy Andrew Briggs

John walter Taylor photo

John, born in 1890 at Crich Market Place, was a son of Vaughan and Emily Taylor, butcher and farmer of The Mount, Crich. He enlisted in November 1916 aged twenty-six. He was also a butcher who had married Gertrude Bird in August 1915. His Army Record stated that in 1917 he suffered from D.A.H. (Disordered Action of the Heart) caused by some serious event connected to air raids while he was serving on the South Coast. This caused chest pains and palpitations. In January 1918 he was transferred from the Northumberland Fusiliers into the Army Pay Corps and then promoted to Corporal one year later. He elected to defer his demob until December 1919, then elected to defer this further until March 1920. When he was discharged his address was given as Derwent Villas, Whatstandwell.

The Mount, Crich

The Mount, Bowns Hill, where John lived

Photo courtesy Andrew Briggs

Vaughan Taylor family c1905

The nine children pictured on the photograph outside the Mount with their parents Vaughan and Emily Taylor are as follows:
Charles Everett Taylor (1876-1952); Emily Haynes (1877-1968); Agnes Ann Pierpoint (1879-1964);
Percy Peter Taylor (1882-1971); Helen Taylor (later Smith, 1884- ); Vaughan Taylor (1885-1965);
Sophia Taylor (later Buxton, 1887-1940); Arthur Taylor (1889- ); John Walter Taylor (1890-1958).

John Walter Taylor, is shown on the photograph – he would be the youngest child shown.
Two of Vaughan and Emily's grandsons are also on the Roll of Honour: Robert Pierpoint and John Roger Haynes.

Army Service Record
John Walter Taylor, enlisted 20/11/16 aged 26 years, born Market Place Crich; C of E; a butcher; Height 5ft 4 ¼, weight 115lb; promoted corporal 14/01/19. Posted Northumberland Fusiliers 20/11/16; transferred Army Pay Corp 13/01/18. Elected to defer demob until 31/12/19; then elected to defer demob until 31/03/20
Discharged 10/04/20 c/o Mrs Bird, Derwent Villas, Whatstandwell. Aged thirty on discharge; married 10 August 1915. Claude Whitworth Taylor born 14 December 1919. Suffering from DAH ? ? about Feb 1917 caused by serious ? afterwards ? by air raids when serving on the South East Coast. Complains of pain in chest and palpitations.
[D.A.H. was Disordered Action of the Heart]


1901: The Mount, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Vaughan Taylor Head 52 Butcher & Farmer South Normanton
Emily Taylor wife 52   Matlock
Percy Taylor son 19 Butcher Crich
Hellen Taylor daughter 16   Crich
Vaughan Taylor son 15   Crich
Sophia Taylor daughter 14   Crich
Arthur Taylor son 12   Crich
Walter J Taylor son 10   Crich
John Haynes son in law 27 Joiner Crich
Emily Haynes daughter 23   Crich
Rev J Russell boarder 38 Clergyman C of E Beaminster
John R Haynes g son 1   Crich

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1911: The Fields, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Vaughan Taylor Head 62 Butcher & Farmer South Normanton
Emily Taylor wife 62   Matlock Bath
Vaughan Taylor son 25 Farmer Crich
John Walter Taylor son 20 Butcher Crich
Beaumont Wright servant 21 on farm Ropley, Lincs
Percival Pierpoint servant 14 Butchers boy Crich
Sydney Wardle servant 14 Farm boy Crich
Maud Bowker servant 23 Mothers help Chesterfield

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1939 Register: Foxhall Road, Ipswich
John W Taylor b.22 Novenmber 1890; meat salesman
Gertrude R Taylor b.21 July 1891
Michael E Taylor b.6 November 1926; school