Other names: Harry
Locations in this story: Ashmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Harry Taylor was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1900 and baptised there on 18th March 1900, the son of Harry Taylor and Louisa Taylor (née Prince). He lived all of his short life, apart from Military Service, in the Ashmore area. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 4081) and later transferred to the Bedfordshire Regiment (Service No. 204344). After his discharge he was awarded the British War Medal only, which indicates he did not serve abroad. By the 1921 Census he was living with his parents in Church Lane, Ashmore, helping his father with Farm Work. He died in the Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9th August 1939 aged only 39 years and was buried at Ashmore on 12 Aug 1939. He remained single throughout his short life. Harry's brother George (b.1898) also served in the war, with the Royal Garrison Artillery.