Other names: Pryce
Locations in this story: Loughborough, LeicestershireShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersToronto, Ontario, Canada
Story: Pryce Taylor was born in Loughborough, Leicestershire, in 1891 the son of John William Taylor and Annie Mary Taylor (nee Bardsley). He lived his early life with the family at The Bell Foundry House, Loughborough. By 1901 he was a boarder pupil at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. By 1911 he was living back in the family home in Loughborough. He had enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers originally but shortly after was transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment having gained a commission as a Lieutenant.. He also saw service in France & Flanders with his regiment and later with the Machine Gun Corps. During this time he received a gunshot wound to his arm. His final posting was with the Royal Engineers from whom he was discharged and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He sailed for Canada on 15 Jan 1926 and arrived at his destination on 25 Jan 1926. Unfortunately he died in the Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 15 Jul 1927. Of his brothers, who had all been pupils at Shaftesbury Grammar School, namely Arnold Bradley Taylor, Gerald Bardsley Taylor and John William Taylor, were all killed in action during the conflict.