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2445   Private Joseph Taylor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 05/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 48
Joseph Taylor was born in Dungannon about 1867. Joseph and brother William Taylor both served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the Boer War in South Africa. Both men retired from the army to work in Cookstown. Joseph Taylor and Mary Hayes were married on 2nd September 1911 in the district of Cookstown. They lived at Coolreaghs, near Cookstown. They had one daughter. Joseph was called back to his old regiment at the outbreak of the First World War. Private Joseph Taylor was as killed in action on the morning of Wednesday 5th May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cuinchy Communal Cemetery
  Cuinchy, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 2-C-6
CWGC Casualty 594193
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 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 44
2 Derryloran Parish Church 1915
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1911 Census lists Mary Hayes 1911 census lists Mary Hayes as age 20 living with the Wanns in Coolreaghs
2 Gravestone photo of Joseph Taylor
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Private William John Whann Died 27 September 1915
5 Sergeant William Taylor Brother of Private Joseph Taylor
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Joseph Taylor can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023