John Valentine Spence Taylor

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
  • Service no: 307146
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/1st (Lowland) Heavy Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: G.15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Crieff
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Electrician, Bruce, Peebles & Co Ltd, East Pilton, Edinburgh
  • Mother:

    Robina Johanna Taylor

  • Father:

    John Couper Taylor, 93 High St, Lochee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Valentine Spence Taylor

For reasons unknown this man is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.

John Valentine Spence Taylor   307146   Royal Garrison Artillery

Lochee Cricketer Killed.

The death in action on 25th September is reported of Gunner J. Valentine S. Taylor, R.G.A.  Gunner Taylor was the only surviving son of Mr J. Couper Taylor, bank agent, North of Scotland Bank, Bank House, Lochee.  Twenty-three years of age, he joined up on the outbreak of hostilities, and had been at the front for three years, during which period he had been in much severe fighting.  Prior to enlistment Gunner Taylor was an electrician with Bruce, Peebles, & Company, Ltd., East Pilton, Edinburgh, while, before leaving Lochee, he was well known as a cricketer, being a member of the Kinloch Cricket Club.

Dundee Courier 17th October 1918

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Mihael Caldwell

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