Maurice Taylor (1894–1919)


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Maurice was born at Crich in about 1895 and was raised by his grandparents John and Sarah Heappey. He attested at Buxton in March 1915 aged twenty, an unmarried quarryman. He went into Connaught Hospital with asthma in November 1915 and January 1916, when it was decided that he was permanently unfit for military service and he was discharged.

Army Service Record
Maurice Taylor; age 21y 3m; quarryman; fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, 5ft 5.75 in; address Market Place Crich; discharged 25/1/16 no longer physically fot for war service ; very good character through 326 days service; next of kin Mary Alice May Sellors, Market Place, Crich; suffered with asthma (since childhood)

Army Pension Record
He attested 10 March 1915 at Buxton, aged 20 years 5 months and unmarried quarryman living at Market Place, Crich.
In hospital with asthma 29/11/15 and 15/01/16
18/01/16 Connaught Hospital; found permanently unfit for Army Service.

Maurice Taylor's uncles, Andrew, Ernest, Jesse and Lot Heappey, are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Town End, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Heappey Head 58 General labourer Codsall
Sarah Heappey wife 55   Crich
Robert Heappey son 23 Limestone quarryman Crich
Ernest Heappey son 19 Limestone quarryman Crich
Jesse A Heappey son 17 Limestone quarryman Crich
Andrew Heappey son 14 Limestone quarryman Crich
Lot Heappey son 11 School Crich
Maurice Taylor grandson 6   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Heappey Head (wdwr) 66   Whatstandwell
Ernest Heappey son 29 Out of work Whatstandwell
Jesse Heappey son 27 Limestone quarryman Whatstandwell
Lot Heappey son 26 Limestone quarryman Whatstandwell
Morace Taylor grandson 16 Limestone quarryman Crich

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