Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial
Date of Birth - 2nd November 1879 (GRONI Reference U/1879/3/1001/6/5)
Place of Birth - Springvale, Doagh
Date of enlistment - 17th August, 1915
Place of enlistment - Vernon Camp, British Columbia, Canada
Address at time of enlistment - British Columbia, Canada
Next of Kin - Francis Joseph Taylor (father)
Address of next of kin - Springvale, Doagh
Trade or Calling - rancher
Service No. - 443101
Unit - 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry
Rank - Private
Died - 30th March 1916
Place of Death - near Bailleul, France
Age at Death - 36
Buried - Bailleul Communal Cemetery and Extension, Plot II. B. 49
Commemorations - Nelson Cenotaph in British Columbia, Canada, Ballyclare War Memorial and Kilbride Parish Church.
Marital status - single
Parents - Francis Joseph Taylor (born in England) and Margaret Taylor (née Patterson), Springvale, Doagh. Frank Taylor was manager of Springvale Works and was church warden in St Bride’s for many years. Frank died suddenly on 26th January 1919.
Siblings - (John), Thomas, Joseph, Ellen and Margaret
John’s brother Joseph also died in the war and is buried in Hamburg, Germany.
John’s brother Thomas, 16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, served in the war and survived. He lived in Church Lane, Doagh.
Thomas Whyte, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, is buried in the same cemetery as John Taylor. He is also commemorated on the war memorial in St Bride's.