1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

David Taylor

Contributed by: Steven Wright, on 2008-11-08

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Rank
First Name David
Surname Taylor
Year of Birth 1894
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Lassodie, Nr Dunfermline, Fife

David's Story

David Taylor served in the 33rd Division, 162nd Brigade, D (Howitzer) Battery, Royal Field Artillery, formed in 1915, and fought in France and Flanders.

It was during the first day of the Battle of the Menin Road, Third Ypres,20/09/1917 that he was wounded in an artillery barrage and taken to a field hospital where he sadly died from his wounds two days later on the 22/09/1917.

He is buried in La Clytte cemetery, in Belgium, Plot III B 7.

His record shows at the time of his death he was 167th Brigade but this was disbanded in 1916 and it is believed that this was a clerk at the time mishearing 162nd as 167th.

He appears in the book of the dead at the Scottish National War Memorial. I am immensely proud of his sacrifice and I am endeavouring to find out more about his service especially his date of enlistment, believed to have been in Dunfermline,Fife.

My Great,Great Uncle, Gunner David Taylor 104324 Royal Field Artillery.

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