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Name William Charles Vincent Taylor
Date/Place of Birth 24 Jul 1892 / 44a Langford Road, Fulham, Middx
Parents' Names William C V Taylor; Sarah Elizabeth (nee Dolan)
Father's Occupation/Location
Father's Death/Incapacity Father deserted Mother
Admitted to AO 9 Nov 1902 (Aged 10)
Admission No 5569
Left OWS&AO Christmas 1906 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Not known
Enlistment Location Tonbridge
Service/Rank/Number Army; A/L/Cpl; 10418
Battalion/Regiment 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed/Death 3 Jul 1916 (Aged 23)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France; St Sever Cemetery, Rouen
Memorial Reference A.22.14
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
   
William Charles Vincent was born to William and Sarah Taylor on 24 July 1892 at Fulham in Middlesex. Following his fatherís desertion of the family, William was admitted to the Orphan Working School on 9 November 1902, aged 10. He left School before Christmas 1906 when he was 14. His occupation after leaving school is unknown. Military records show that William married and lived at Hadlow in Kent. William enlisted for military service at Tonbridge in Kent and joined 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Acting L/Cpl Taylor died of wounds on 3 July 1916, three weeks short of his 24th birthday. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, in the Seine-Maritime area of France. The Cemetery and its extension contain over 8,600 burials from the First World War. At the time of his death L/Cpl Taylorís widow was living at High Street, Hadlow, Kent.
   
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