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3543   Private Patrick Taylor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
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
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 1562900
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 53
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
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 2010-2023