15903 Private Frederick Cheetham Taylor
1st July 1916
Born in 1897 in Littleborough,Lancashire.He was baptised on 05/04/1897.
His parents were David Taylor(1873-1939) and
Charlotte Naomi Cheetham(22/03/1876-1949).
They were married on 23/09/1896.
Frederick had 3 brothers ; Edwin Schofield(1899-1926),Benjamin Shaw(24/06/1900-1971) and
Ernest Granville(born on 15/10/1903).
In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at
1 School Street Littleborough Lancashire. Fredericks' father was employed as a worker in an oil distillery, though at the time of Fredericks birth and in 1911 his job was that of a weaver.
Frederick enlisted in Rochdale and his date of disembarkation into France was 24/08/1915.
He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,
the British War 1914-1918 and the Allied victory medals.
His father also fought in the war,enlisting on 19/05/1915 as Gunner(L/18618) with D Battery 165 Brigade
The Royal Field Artillery until 04/05/1919.
He served in the Mediterranean between
08/01/1916 & 07/03/1916 and then in France
between 08/03/1916 & 02/02/1919.