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cowpat



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Francis Taylor  Reply with quote

There are copys of the S/WGazette in the peoples museum in Abertillery, i have looked for a war grave for FRANCIS Taylor in the local grave yards and cannot find one
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frederick



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Francis taylor, death and burial details Reply with quote

I am very grateful for everyones help, thank you.

At the moment I am searching from the comfort of my armchair in Essex - ahh the wonders of the internet.
A visit to Abertilery is something i will have to consider, perhaps summer.

 I would like to confirm that " Francis " died on 27 th. 1942 and he was buried at St. pauls, Cwmtillery.

It would seem that the location of the actual grave may not be as straightforward, as some graves are in poor condition, look on Discussion Forum under Headstone. missing headstones etc.

At another burial ground at Blaeneau gwent Cemetry all the graves have been Cleared and  it seems finding and obtaining access to the person you are trying to locate could be easier ( see earlier thread from  dragon girl ), sad really, far from ideal.

Frederick
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dragongirl



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: francis taylor Reply with quote

Hi Frederick
from the comfort of your armchair in Essex(Whereabouts?) in ESSEX ---Not your armchair!!!!
Can you tell me when Francis left the Army AND  did he fight in WorldWar II ?
He obviously married and bought up a family, are any of this family
alive ?  What we need is a family member or a friend who knew him well . The thing is with a Military Funeral it doesn`t  make it a" War Grave"
but I know they identified the ones they were looking for in St Pauls
and found another soldier.besides think he was from Tillery St,
My Mother-in-law is buried in St Pauls also my husbands Grandparents
Where  are Francis Parents buried ? I remember someone saying
there was a grave purchased  was that at St Pauls or Blaenau Gwent ?
I`m searching 1915 -1920 War Service Records at the moment.
Plenty of Francis and Frank¬s  but not the person I want ----did find another copy of his medal roll a bit more legible than the first but same information
British Medal and the Victory Medal.
  take Care
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frederick



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Francis Taylor Reply with quote

Hi dragon girl

I live in the  southend-on-sea area.

No news on when Francis left the army, I was rather hoping thisinfo would have come from his service records.
He was married to Doris Taylor (born mercy) the early part of 1920, they had at least one child called Dorothy, I am reliably informed that Dorothy married but no further information.

I am in touch with my cousin who still lives in wales, he is elderly, in good health but has recently become blind, he remembers Francis  and it was he that supplied me with confimation of Francis  burial place and the existance of Dorothy.I am expecting more information from my cousin and his wife, but want to take this slowly. I have asked about the military side but he doesn't seem to know more, if anything comes to light i will post.

The father of Francis - John Taylor- born 1868, married 1893, died 1907, Buried Blaenau Gwent Methodist Chapel(coal miner)

The mother of Francis - Mary E. Taylor (born crump) - born 1873, married 1893, died 1943 (probably buried same as above)

Thanks

Frederick
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dragongirl



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Francis Taylor abertillery Reply with quote

Hi Frederick
 I`ve hunted all death records 2yrs before and after 1942
and can`t find a death certificate for Francis , only the one Oct-Nov- Dec 1942  that you found in Bristol he was 43yrs which was the correct  death age
   . Get`s curioser and curioser !!!
Coincidently my Maternal Grandmother was a Crump,
I`ve dozens of them in my Tree,but she was an Elizabeth as was her Mother- they lived in Leominster!!!
   Think I`ll  put Francis away for tonight maybe he`ll come out of hiding tomorrow,!!!!
    Have you looked on the "Cwmtillery on Line site"? there`s a lot of info about the Church and a  photo of the  Marble Plaque to the memories of  2nd World War  Soldiers etc. Worth a look and very nice Albums of local photo`s too.
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frederick



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Francis Taylor - update Reply with quote

An update on Francis.


My cousin has supplied me with a little more info on Francis, he left the military after ww1 but was a sgt. in the home guard in 1940. He did not move away from Abertillery and died in Alma st. 1942. It is strange that there doesn't seem to be any record of his death, perhaps something will turn up eventually.

I was also sent this brilliant photo.

The photo is of My uncle George Hale in navy uniform and my uncle Francis in army uniform, this was taken in 1915 when they both joined up, they were 16-17 years old. George Hale (ex miner), from Oxford st. also survived the war.The ship on his hat is HMS Erin. Looking at the photo and how young they looked, who knows what horrors they both must have witnessed over the next few years.

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Frederick

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Dave



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo Fredrick,  good to see HMS Erin survived until 1923
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AnnieDen



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Francis Taylor Reply with quote

Hi both

I can't believe it but this is also my family - the Dorothy is Frances Dorothy Taylor who was my nan - Dorothy married another Taylor - William John Taylor who was a chief electrician in the mine.  I can remember visiting my grandmother in Alma Street.  I have just started on my family tree and have copies of birth, death and marriage certificates (not all of them) would love to get in contact with you and share information.

Hope to hear from you soon

Ann-Marie

Hi dragon girl

I live in the  southend-on-sea area.

No news on when Francis left the army, I was rather hoping thisinfo would have come from his service records.
He was married to Doris Taylor (born mercy) the early part of 1920, they had at least one child called Dorothy, I am reliably informed that Dorothy married but no further information.

I am in touch with my cousin who still lives in wales, he is elderly, in good health but has recently become blind, he remembers Francis  and it was he that supplied me with confimation of Francis  burial place and the existance of Dorothy.I am expecting more information from my cousin and his wife, but want to take this slowly. I have asked about the military side but he doesn't seem to know more, if anything comes to light i will post.

The father of Francis - John Taylor- born 1868, married 1893, died 1907, Buried Blaenau Gwent Methodist Chapel(coal miner)

The mother of Francis - Mary E. Taylor (born crump) - born 1873, married 1893, died 1943 (probably buried same as above)

Thanks

Frederick[/quote]
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AnnieDen



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Francis Taylor abertillery Reply with quote

I have this death certificate


dragongirl wrote:
Hi Frederick
 I`ve hunted all death records 2yrs before and after 1942
and can`t find a death certificate for Francis , only the one Oct-Nov- Dec 1942  that you found in Bristol he was 43yrs which was the correct  death age
   . Get`s curioser and curioser !!!
Coincidently my Maternal Grandmother was a Crump,
I`ve dozens of them in my Tree,but she was an Elizabeth as was her Mother- they lived in Leominster!!!
   Think I`ll  put Francis away for tonight maybe he`ll come out of hiding tomorrow,!!!!
    Have you looked on the "Cwmtillery on Line site"? there`s a lot of info about the Church and a  photo of the  Marble Plaque to the memories of  2nd World War  Soldiers etc. Worth a look and very nice Albums of local photo`s too.
Regards
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frederick



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Francis Taylor Family Reply with quote

Hi AnnieDen

sorry I have not answered before, a melted laptop, a long holiday
are my excuse.
I have sent you an email and will be pleased to hear from you soon.

Frederick
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frederick



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Taylor - Mercy family Reply with quote

Hi
I have just been digging around :   Taylor - Mercy family
this is what I found.
Francis Taylor married Doris Mercy  1920
It seems they had at least 3 daughters :      Ruby M. Taylor  born   1920
                                    Marian Taylor   born   1922
                              Frances Dorothy Taylor  born   1926

Frances D. Taylor married   -  John W. Taylor  -  1944  :  John was born in 1921

                         Johns  father  was also called John Taylor born circa 1895
                         Johns  mother  was possibly  Bessie Hawkins
                         They married 1916.

There is a:   Ruby M. Taylor  married to  Trevor Smart  1952  Bedwelty  area
Also :      Marian Taylor  married to  Reginald D. Baynham  1941 also Bedwelty.

You may already know  this info, if not hope it helps.

Frederick
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Ray Dix



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to live next door to Trevor Smart, when he married Ruby Taylor she lived there too.
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frederick



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ray

I am 99% sure that Ruby M Taylor is a daughter of Francis taylor & Doris Mercy.

You say you lived next door, where would that be?
Were there any children, brothers or sisters, that you knew of ?
I would be grateful for anything you can tell me.

Thanks
Frederick
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Ray Dix



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Frederick, I will send you an e-mail with what details I know.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI FREDRICK YOU MENTION RUBY SMART MAIDEN NAME TAYLOR RUBY IS MY COUSIN HER FARTHERS NAME WAS JOESEPH TAYLOR BORN IN RADSTOCK SOMERSET I HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP TO YOU
                   REGARDS NORMAN TAYLOR

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