Other names: Frederick Matthew
Locations in this story: Cann, ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersTyne Cot MemorialLove Lane, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Frederick Matthew Taylor was born in 1898 in Cann, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Henry Taylor, a labourer, and Emily Taylor. He joined the Royal West Kent Regiment as a Private (Service No. 242253). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 12th October 1917 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 106 to 108). His service record shows that he was single and that his home address was 4 Love Lane, Shaftesbury. He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.