Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 02

Frederick Matthew Taylor

Surname: Taylor
Other names: Frederick Matthew
Other people in this story:
Henry Taylor
Emily Sarah Taylor née Frost
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial
Love Lane, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
French Mill Lane, Shaftesbury

Frederick Matthew Taylor was born in 1898 in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He was the son of Henry Taylor, a labourer, and Emily Sarah Taylor (née Frost). At the time of the 1911 Census he was still at School and living at 1 French Mill Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted on 23rd May, 1916, and joined the 7th Battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 5804 & 242253). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He was presumed killed in action on 12th October 1917 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 106 to 108). His service record in 1916 shows that he was single and that his home address had become 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.  His father was eventually in receipt of his monies due and his mother apparently received a pension.  

  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives