Major Charles Taylor

Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment
Panel reference: Panel 33.
Date published: 05/10/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 06/08/1917
Cemetery: Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Major Charles Taylor, Royal Irish Regiment, who was killed in action in France on the 6th August, was the youngest son of Mr. Godfrey Lovelace Taylor, of Grangeville, Fethard, Co. Wexford, and was in his 35th year. Major Taylor had been formerly attached to the 3rd Batt. R.I. Regiment (Wexford Militia), and had served several years in the Royal North-West Mounted and Victoria Police. He returned to this country to join a service battalion of his old regiment shortly after the outbreak of hostilities. He had been at the front two and a half years, and was mentioned in despatches. He leaves a widow and one son. His eldest brother, Fleet-Surgeon Godfrey Taylor, was lost in the disaster to H.M.S. Formidable in January, 1915.