Saturday, 14 June 2014

Ernest Frederick George Taylor 1909 -1940

Probate Calendar Entry (from Ancestry)
Q1 1909 in Warwickshire (6d 760)

Probably the son of:
Son of Guy William George Taylor and Alice Elizabeth Taylor (nee Walters)

Who married in Warwickshire in Q4 1907 (6d 1228)

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion:  Royal Army Service Corps
Service number and rank:  T/216142 Driver

18th October 1940 aged 32
Buried at: Coventry (London Road) Cemetery
Grave Reference: Square 348 Collective Grave 46

Silkstone War Memorial and Memorial Plaque at Whitely Common, Coventry


Was one of seven men, the others were bomb disposal men that had recovered a 250 kilograms (550 lb) bomb from a Coventry housing estate. The still active bomb was transported via lorry to be defused at Whitley Common. The bomb exploded during unloading from the lorry, killing all of the men. Following a funeral service at Coventry Cathedral on 25 October 1940, the squad were buried in a collective grave.

Probate Calendar Entry (from Ancestry)
Taylor Ernest Frederick George of Noblethorpe Lodge, Silkstone near Barnsley.  Died 18 October 1940 on war service.  Administration granted 30 January 1941 at Llandudno to Alice Elizabeth Taylor (wife of Guy William George Taylor).  Effects £185 15s 7d

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