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   Sergeant William Taylor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/12/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 20/01/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 45
William Taylor was one of 3 brothers who served in the army during the Boer War in South Africa. After his term of service had expired he returned to Cookstown to work. He was married with 7 children. At the outbreak of the First World War he joined his old regiment as a recruiting officer. During this time he contracted pneumonia and died on 20th January 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cookstown New Cemetery
  Cookstown, Co Tyrone
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty -1
Cookstown New Cemetery is situated at the junction of Cemetery Road and Westland Road South, Cookstown. Cookstown New Cemetery is also known as Westland Rd Cemetery and Forthill Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 35
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Taylor family 1901 census lists William as living with his wife and family at house house 43 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Taylor family 1911 census lists William as living with his wife and family at house 32 in Millburn Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 Private Joseph Taylor Brother of Sergeant William Taylor
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023