Other names: Victor Sidney
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSurreyFitzroy Square, LondonWillesden, MiddlesexNorth DorsetCoppice Street, ShaftesburyBimport, ShaftesburyHampstead, London
Story: Victor Sidney Taylor was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2nd April 1893 and baptised at St. Rumbolds Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 11th May 1893, the son of Sydney Taylor and Kate Taylor (née Case). He lived his early life with his family at 16 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps on 14th January 1916 (the Royal Air Force from 1st April 1918) as an Aircraftsman 1 (AC1) (Service No. 18341). He was employed as a fabric worker and served in France and Flanders. He married Matilda Sarah Ann Ingle, first at a civil ceremony on 14th November 1917 in Surrey and then, by licence, on 18th November 1917 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Fitzroy Square, London. They went on to have six children. Victor was discharged from the RAF on 8th May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the 1921 Census he was living at 3 Medley Road, Hmapstead, London, working as a Tailor for Messrs. Samuelson & Sons, of London and by the 1939 Register had moved to 51 Kings Road, Willesden, Middlesex, now working as a Tailor on his own account. It is recorded that by 1955 he had returned to Shaftesbury and was living at Alcester House, Bimport, Shaftesbury. His death was recorded locally on 8th May 1977.