Other names: George
Locations in this story: Ashmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetTollard Royal, Wiltshire
Story: George Taylor was born in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Feb 1898 and baptised there on 3 Apr 1898 the son of Harry Taylor and Louisa Taylor (nee Prince). He lived all his life in the Ashmore area apart from Military Service. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 162667). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was with the 81st Siege Battery and on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Phyllis Mary Louise Larcombe at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 27 May 1935. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Halfpenny Lane, Ashmore, working as a Farmer. He died in Ashmore in 1978 and was buried there on 2 Jul 1978. George's brother Harry (b.1900) also served in the war, with the Dorsetshire Regiment and the Bedfordshire Regiment.