Taylor, Dawson

BORN PRESTON 1888, NEAR HULL. SON OF GEORGE & MARGARET FRANCIS TAYLOR AT 47 , ARUNDLE STREET, HULL (1901 CENSUS).

A SAW MILL LABOURER. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT 10 INCHES TALL, 147 LBS WEIGHT, 35 INCH CHEST, BLUE EYES, LIGHT BROWN HAIR AND WESLEYAN RELIGION. HE MARRIED GERTRUDE EMILY LONGHORN ON THE 21/12/1913, AT SCULCOATES. THEY LIVED WITH THEIR SON, GEORGE, AT 11 VICTORIA TERRACE, BEETON STREET, HOLDERNESS ROAD. HE JOINED THE 12TH HULL PALS, ON 19/09/1914. SERVED THROUGHOUT THE WAR, IN EGYPT, FRANCE AND FLANDERS. HIS SON HAD DIED OF PNEUMONIA ON 6TH MAY 1915. HE WAS APPOINTED SERGEANT ON 06/12/1916. HE WAS ON LEAVE DURING MAY 1917 AND CHRISTMAS 1917 AND DISCOVERED HIS WIFE WAS LIVING WITH SOMEONE ELSE. HE REQUESTED THAT HIS ARMY PAY BE STOPPED TO HER ON 04/03/1918. WHILE THIS WAS BEING PROCESSED, HE WAS CAPTURED ON 31/03/1918. DIED IN GERMANY AS A PRISONER OF WAR, ON 15/11/1918, AGED 30. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE IN THE SEND SENT TO HIS WIDOW, GERTRUDE. HE HAD SERVED FOR 4 YEARS AND 58 DAYS.

IS BURIED AT HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY,VLAAMS-BRABANT, BELGIUM

HIS BROTHER, PRIVATE, ERNEST WILLIAM TAYLOR, 10TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT,  DIED ON 14/04/1918, AGED 24, JUST SIX MONTHS BEFORE.


First name:
DAWSON
Military Number:
12/420
Rank:
Sergeant
Date Died
15/11/1918
Place died:
HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY,VLAAMS-BRABANT, BELGIUM
Age:
30
47 , ARUNDLE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK