Image and additional information courtesy of Don Robinson

Born: 1892, Polstead, Suffolk.

Died: 5th August 1919; age: 27; died of Nephritis. Served 2 years & 2 days.

Residence: 345, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: House Decorator.

Enlisted: 3rd November 1915; age: 23.


Posted to ‘B’ Coy – 13th November 1915.

Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal – 5th March 1917.

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Reservist – Private – 27th July 1917.


Discharged: 31st October 1918 – Nephritis, caused by Active Service.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 235753

Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment.

Formerly 265423, Lance Corporal, of the 6th Battalion, Cyclists, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   Victoria Cottages, Orwell Road, Ipswich.


William was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Robert Taylor, 50, a Plumber & Glazier – Pretman’s Orwell Park Estate, born Grundisburgh, Suffolk.

Anna Alma Taylor (nee Cushing), 45, born Attleborough, Norfolk.

Annie Taylor, 14, born Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Edith M. Taylor, 12, born Hintlesham.

Violet Taylor, 10, born Hintlesham.

Mabel May Taylor, 3, born Ipswich


1911   345, Cauldwell Road, Ipswich.


William was 19 years old, a Painter and Decorator. He was living with his parents & sister.

William, 60, a House Decorator.

Anna, 57.

Mabel, 12.


On the 5th February 1916, Ipswich, William married Grace Ethel Stanmore, a waitress, born 1893, Ipswich – daughter of Charles Stanmore, a foundryman at Orwell Works, and Emma Stanmore (nee Spall), of 40, Wells Street, Ipswich.



William and Grace

York & Lancaster Regiment.

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