Thursday, 14 May 2015

Taylor, Guy Rostron - Lance Sergeant (27004)

Sgt Guy Rostron Taylor
11th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action
5th September 1918
Aged 27
Buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck

Newspaper Report:


Mrs. Taylor, of 99 Deardengate, Haslingden, has received official information of the death of her husband, Sergeant G.R. Taylor, East Lancashire Regiment, on September 5th.
Sergeant Taylor joined the colours in April, 1916, and went out to France in July of the same year.  He was a member of Salem School and Church and his name is on the roll of honour there.  In a letter to his wife the officer in charge writes:-

Dear Mrs. Taylor, - I regret to say that you should lose your husband in such a way.  He was shot in the throat and collapsed whilst being taken to the rear.  I offer you my deepest sympathy at your great loss and bereavement.  I was in command of the company at the time and for the gallant work of your husband I have recommended him for an award of a decoration, but I must confess that is very poor consolation for you in your sorrow.
Yours in condolence, P. FITZMAURICE, 2nd Lieut.

The deceased soldier has a brother still serving, and another one who has been discharged, having been a prisoner of war in Germany for two years.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear Husband, Sergt. G.R. Taylor, East Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action Sept 5th. somewhere in France.

"We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand;
But God has postponed the meeting,
Twill be in the Better Lane"

From his loving Wife Emily.

"When love entwines around the heart,
Experience best can tell,
How very hard it is to part,
With those we love so well"

From his loving Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

Just when his hopes were brightest,
Just when his hopes were best,
God saw it fit to take him,
To a home of eternal rest.

From his Father and Mother in law, and Grace and Harold