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2445   Private Joseph Taylor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 05/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 48
Summary      
Joseph Taylor was born in Dungannon and was the husband of Mary Taylor, and father of Jane Taylor, Coolreaghs, Cookstown. Joseph served with the Inniskilling Fusiliers during the Boer War in South Africa. At the opening of the Battle of Festubert the Battalion was called upon to show their mettle in attack. Joseph Taylor was reported as killed in action at around 6 a.m. on the morning, 5th May 1915 and was buried at 4 p.m.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cuinchy Communal Cemetery
  Cuinchy, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 2-C-6
CWGC Casualty 594193
Summary      
Cuinchy is a village situated 10 kilometres east of Bethune. The cemetery is situated in the civil cemetery about one kilometre from the railway station. From Bethune follow the N.41 through Cambrin and then turn left along D.166 for approximately 500 metres until entering Cuinchy. Take first turn on right and follow road past Brown Road Cemetery until junction and then take left turning. The cemetery is situated in civil cemetery, 50 metres further along the road on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 44
References and Links
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1 Sergeant William Taylor Brother of Private Joseph Taylor
2 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Joseph Taylor can be purchased here.