Other names: Victor Sidney
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSurreyFitzroy Square, LondonWillesden, MiddlesexNorth Dorset
Story: Victor Sidney Taylor was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Apr 1893 and baptised at St. Rumbolds Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 11 May 1893 the son of Sydney Taylor and Kate Taylor (nee Case). He lived his early life with his family at 16 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps on 14 Jan 1916 (the Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as an Aircraftsman 1 (AC1) (Service No. 18341). He was employed a a fabric worker and served in France and Flanders. He married Matilda Sarah Ann Ingle first at a civil ceremony on 14 Nov 1917 in Surrey and then, by licence, on 18 Nov 1917 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Fitzroy Square, London. They went on to have six children. Victor was discharged form the RAF on 8 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 51 Kings Road, Willesden, Middlesex, 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 8 May 1977.