Taylor, L W
LEONARD/LENARD WILFRED TAYLOR
Remembered with honour Le Cateau Military Cemetery: Plot V, Row H, Grave 18.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 22 August 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Leonard’s Service record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Leonard in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 November 1918.
Son of Charles and Maud Emily (nee BELL) TAYLOR.
His parents married 1883 in the Holborn, London, district. Charles died 1937 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 14 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Maud possibly died 1939 in the Bedford district aged 73.
Leonard was born 12 July 1895 in Watford, and baptised 21 August 1895 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 14 April 1902 to 16 July 1909.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, an errand boy aged 15, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit1st Battalion (attached 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Date of death23/10/1918
Age at death23
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)