Thursday, 14 May 2015

Taylor, Richard - Private (21762)

(No soldier photo available)
23rd Field Ambulance,
Royal Medical Corps,
Died of Wounds
11th January 1917
Age 38

Buried at Varennes Military Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

News has been received of the death of Private Richard Taylor, R.A.M.C., whose home is at Hud Rake, Haslingden, and who was about 38 years of age.  Deceased was killed by a shell. He leaves a widow.  He was brought up at Haslingden Parish Church and Sunday School, and was a most useful member of the Church Men's Society and of the Church Institute.  He enlisted eighteen months ago, up to when he was a weaver at Anderton and Halstead's Albert Mill.  He was very popular with all his associates. 

Newspaper Memorials:

In ever loving memory of Private Richard Taylor, Royal Army Medical Corps, who fell in action January 11th 1917.

"I little thought when you said good-bye,
We were parting for ever and you were to die;
The pain was hard, the blow severe,
To part with one I loved so dear.

So sad and oft my thoughts do wander,
To the grave so far away,
Where they laid my loving husband,
Just one year ago to-day"

From his sorrowing Wife, Lynn-Road, Wisbech, Cambs.

"We cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see,
But all is well that's done by Thee".

From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, Lynn Road, Wisbech, Cambs

"One year has passed since that sad day,
When one we loved was called away;
God thought it best, it was His will,
But in our hearts he liveth still".

Brother George, mary A., Annie and Fred

"His smiling face and kindly ways,
Are pleasant to recall;,
He had a loving word for each,
And died beloved by all.

From Mr and Mrs. Heap, and A. Mary.

"When my head is bowed with woe,
When my bitter tears o'erflow,
When I mourn the lost, the dear,
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear"

From his sorrowing Wife, Lynn Road, Wisbech, Cambs.

"May heavenly winds blow softly,
O'er that sweet and hallowed spot;
Though the sea divides his grave from us
He will never be forgot."

From his brother, George, Mary Ann, and Family, 117 Blackburn Road, Haslingden.

"As the flowers wither and leaves cease to be
Our thoughts and remembrance will still be of thee".

From Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Roberts, Lyne Road, Wisbech, Cambs.

"Gone but not forgotten".

From his Loving Wife, Susannah Alexander, West Walton, near Wisbech, Norfolk.