James Taylor

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1928
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 10th/11th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 23.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 8

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 39 Whorterbank, Lochee, Dundee
  • Occupation: Millworker
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Kezia Kane (partner), 39 Whorterbank, Lochee

  • Children:

    Annie, born 15.02.1915

More about James Taylor

James Taylor,  Highland Light Infantry


Corporal James Taylor, of the Highland Light Infantry, who has been killed in action, belonged to Lochee.  He was 21 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child who reside at 39 Whorterbank.  On the outbreak of war Corporal Taylor left his employment as a millworker to join the army.  He was formerly a soldier, having served in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and had been two years at the front.  In a letter to Mrs Taylor the deceased’s company officer states :–“Your husband was one of my best n.c.o.s, and had done splendid work under very trying circumstances on many occasions.”

Dundee Courier 11th May 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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