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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- James Harold Taylor -

Unknown person Name : James Harold Taylor.

Son of Mrs W. Young of 15 North Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1893, Ventnor - mother was Agnes Fanny Taylor, father's name not given.
Agnes Taylor married Albert William Victor Young in 1903.

  Census Information :

1901 : James Taylor is with his grandmother Georgina Taylor, a widow, and mother Agnes Taylor, single, at 12, Steephill Down Terrace, Ventnor. Georgina Taylor and Agnes Taylor are Laundresses.

1911 : James Taylor is with his uncle and aunt, George Oborne and Maud Ellen Oborne (née Taylor) at Castle Street, East Cowes, Isle of Wight. James Taylor is an Assistant hairdresser.

  Service details :

Assistant Steward 956230 James Harold Taylor, Mercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.S. Patia

  Casualty Details :

Died : 13 June 1918 aged 25

Commemorated at : Plymouth Naval Memorial.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, June 21, 1918 Page 1

Able seaman F.G. Colenutt, of Ventnor, is home after some exciting experiences. His ship was recently torpedoed in the channel. Steward James Taylor, son of Mrs. Young, the Longdown, Ventnor, lost his life as a result of the explosion.

Page 2

TAYLOR. - On June 13th, through the torpedoing of H.M.S. Patia, James Harold Taylor, son of Mrs. W. Young, 15, North Street, Ventnor, aged 25 years.


Friday, June 28, 1918 Page 2

Mr. and Mrs. Young and family, 15, North Street, Ventnor, desire to return their grateful thanks to all friends for the many expressions of sympathy they have received in their bereavement.


Friday, July 12, 1918 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.
... On the proposition of the Chairman votes of condolence were passed with Councillor F.H. Churchman on the death of his wife, and with Mrs. W. Young in the death of her son at sea.
(not all the report has been transcribed)
  Further Information :

HMS Patia was originally a cargo boat operated by Elders and Fyffes, and was converted to an armed merchant cruiser in 1915.

Elders and Fyffes Fleet Lists

Wreck site
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 1 November 2013 (added further newspaer report)


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