John Taylor

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3477
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 09.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 16 Brook St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Slater's Labourer
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Rose Ann Shearer (formerly Taylor)

  • Children:

More about John Taylor

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.


A letter from Lieut. W. Mark Stewart of the 2nd Black Watch intimated to Mrs Taylor, 16 Brook Street, Dundee, yesterday, that her husband, Private John Taylor, of that regiment, had been killed in action.  Dated 18th inst., the letter reads :– “It is with the greatest sympathy that I tell you that your husband was killed in action on 9th inst.  I am so sorry for you.  It is for the folks at home that this must be so fearful.  Your husband was killed instantaneously in a charge, and so died a soldier’s death.”

Thirty-one years of age, Private Taylor had served for six years in the 3rd Black Watch, and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion.  He was formerly employed as a labourer with Messrs J. & R. Ramsay, slaters, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 20th May 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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