1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Wilfrid Johnson Northover Taylor

Contributed by: David Brown, on 2008-11-09

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Rank
First Name Wilfrid Johnson Northover
Surname Taylor
Year of Birth 1895
Year of Death 1965
Regiment Northamptonshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Clopton, Suffolk

Wilfrid Johnson Northover's Story

Wilfrid entered France for battle on 27th July 1915. He served 1914 to 1920. Awarded Victory Medal, British Medal, Star (15), Military Cross.

Citation for Military Cross:

5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (T.T.F) attending 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.

For conspicuous gallantry during an attack on enemy trenches south of Pontruet, on 24th September 1918. When his Company was being held up by heavy fire from a nest of machine guns he took forward part of his platoon and by skilful manoeuvre and use of ground brought his men to such a position that, led by him, they were enabled to rush the machine guns, the enemy being all killed or captured. He did fine work.

Reported in London Gazette on 15th February 1919.

Letter of congratulation from General Sir H Rawlinson, Bart. (GCVO, KCB, KCMG), commanding the Fourth Army, on 15th February 1919.

Citation sent to Poplar Farm, Clopton, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Listed on 'Army Orders' on 20th February 1919.

Service:

Suffolk Regiment, 13091, Private

Suffolk Regiment, 1309, Sergeant

Lincolnshire Regiment, Second Lieutenant

Lincolnshire Regiment, Lieutenant (attached to Northamptonshire Regiment).

Lincolnshire Reg, 5th Battalion, TA, Second Lieutenant (Territorial Force: joined 30th Jan 1918)

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