Photographs courtesy of Lucy.

Born: 1916, Bildeston, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd January 1944; Age: 28; KiA.

Residence: Suffolk.

Served as a regular solider 1934-1938 – at Windsor Castle between the Royal families turbulent years. The death of King George V, The Abdication of The Duke of Windsor and The Coronation of King George VI.

Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 2614300.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 6th Battalion – Foot Guards.


Grave Reference:


Minturno War Cemetery,





original wooden cross

The battle for Minturno.
The battle for Minturno 
Crossing River Garigliano 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Emma Taylor; husband of Beatrice Kathleen Taylor, of Ipswich.


Father: James Taylor, born 1874, Bildeston, Suffolk.

Mother: Emma Taylor (nee Ruffell), born 1875, Hitcham, Suffolk.


In 1937, at Ipswich Register Office, Herbert married Beatrice Kathleen Talbott, born 1915, Ipswich. They had 2 sons.

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