Registered at birth as WILLIAM TAYLOR.


Born: 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 21st May 1918; age 19; Died of Wounds.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 252395

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 20697, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Nine Elms British Cemetery,

West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Rose Harrington, of Copdock, Ipswich.




1901   26, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


William was 2 years old and living with his parents, sister, and paternal uncle.

William Taylor, 24, a Sewing Machine Agent, born Ipswich.

Rose Jane Taylor (nee Garnham), 25, born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

Ethel Grace Taylor, 1, born Ipswich.

George Taylor, 20, a Corn Mill Hand, born Ipswich.


1911   8, Bourne Terrace, Wherstead, Suffolk.


William was 11 years old and living with his parents & sisters. William, his mother and his sisters were now using Rose’s partner’s surname – Harrington.

Oliver John Harrington, 31, a Blacksmith – Horticultural Engineer, born Ipswich.

Rose Harrington, 32.

Rose (Taylor) Harrington, 6, born Ipswich.

Violet (Taylor) Harrington, 4, born Ipswich.


William’s father, William Taylor died 1905, Suffolk.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.



Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion:




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