Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 9th May 1915; age 19; died of shell fire wounds received on the same day.

E.A.D.T – Saturday, 29th May 1915 – Mr. Taylor, of 193, Bramford Road, Ipswich, has been notified of the death of his son, Private Herbert Taylor, “Nobby,” of the 4th Suffolk Regiment. Mr. Taylor has received a letter from Captain Harold Pretty, in which he says that it is with the deepest regret he has to inform him of the death of his son, Private Herbert Taylor. Deceased was wounded by shell fire on Sunday 9th May, and passed away early on Monday morning without gaining consciousness. “Personally,” says Captain Pretty, “I have not been very long in this company, but I shall miss your son, who, after six months’ experience out here, was a man I am most sorry to lose.”

Residence: 193, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Labourer.

Date of Entry Therein – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 1653

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


The body was exhumed from Edgeware Road Military Cemetery, in February 1920, identified by a Cross on the grave, and reburied:


Grave Reference:


Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery.


Pas de Calais,





1901   15, Victoria Street, Ipswich.

Herbert was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Herbert Taylor, 29, a Painter, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Mary Taylor (nee Baker), 26, born Ipswich.

Lilian Alice Baker, 8, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Thirza Taylor, 3, born Ipswich.

Ernest Walter Taylor, 1, born Ipswich.

baby son, under 1 month, born Ipswich.


1911   193, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Herbert was 14 years old, a Polisher. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Herbert 40, a House Painter.

Alice, 38.

Lilian, 18, a Jam Finisher.

Ernest, 11.

Emma Louisa Taylor, 11, born Ipswich.

Alfred Henry Taylor, 6, born Ipswich.

Percy William Taylor, 4, born Ipswich.

Winifred Mabel Taylor, 2, born Ipswich.

Arthur C. Taylor, 1 month, born Ipswich – died 1913, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Herbert Taylor – father.




On the 9th July 1892, Herbert’s father, Herbert Taylor, of Bramford Road, Ipswich, was before the Mayor (C. H. Cowell, Esq.), in the chair, and R.M. Miller, Esq., at the Ipswich Police Courts. He was charged with assaulting Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, on the 7th July. Elizabeth stated that Herbert had been engaged to her daughter, Miss Alice Baker. On the day in question, he came to her home and asked to see Alice. Elizabeth told him that she was too ill to see him. Herbert said he would see her, and slapped Elizabeth’s face, and forced his way into the hall. The Magistrates fined him 10s. and costs 11s., or 7 days with hard labour.





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