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3543   Private Patrick Taylor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/07/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/11/1887
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
Patrick Taylor was a son of Mrs Sarah Taylor. Patrick and Mary Taylor were twins born on 9th November 1887 in the Moneymore area. By 1901 his mother was a widow. They lived in Killybaskey, Lissan. Patrick was a labourer. Private Patrick Taylor was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert on Sunday 16th May 1915.
Further Information
Patrick Taylor was a son of Mrs Sarah Taylor.
Patrick and Mary Taylor were twins born on 9th November 1887 in the Moneymore area.
Known family: Sarah Taylor, Patrick Taylor (born 9th November 1887), Mary Minnie Taylor (born 9th November 1887).
The 1901 census lists Patrick as 15 years old, living with his mother at house 22 in Killybaskey, Lissan Upper, County Londonderry. His mother was a widow. His mother was a washerwoman and Patrick was a labourer.
The 1911 census lists Patrick as 23 years old, living with the family at house 4 in Killybaskey, Lisson Upper. Patrick was a labourer.
Patrick enlisted in Cookstown at the same time as James Owens and both men joined the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Private Patrick Taylor and Private James Owens went out to France together in the same draft.
Private Patrick Taylor was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert on Sunday 16th May 1915.
Private James Owens died the same day.
Private Patrick Taylor has no known grave and is commemorated on panels 16-17 on Le Touret Memorial in France.
Private Patrick Taylor is also commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial (Assembly Rooms).
The CWGC record Private Patrick Taylor as the son of Mrs Sarah Taylor of Drumeen, Moneymore, County Londonderry.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Killybaskey, Lisson Upper Lissan Census listing in Killybaskey, Lissan Upper 54.681990 -6.737959
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Sarah & Patrick 1901 census lists Patrick as 15 years old at house 22 in Killybaskey Lisson Upper
2 1911 Census lists Sarah, Patrick & Minnie 1911 census lists Patrick as 23 years old at house 4 in Killybasky Lisson Upper
3 James Owens Enlisted in Cookstown at the same time
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018