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Date of Birth
Date of Death
23 Apr 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Harry Taylor, 31918, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at the Battle of Arras in France on April 23rd, 1917.
Parents Henry and Minnie Taylor, of 5 Pondwicks Road, Luton, were informed by platoon Sgt S. C. Laurence that their son had been posted as missing on April 23rd. The last time he had seem Pte Taylor was when they had dug in the trenches ahead of the order to advance.
Pte Garner, who was in Harry's section reported that Pte Taylor had been wounded, but beyond that there was no further information.
Harry Taylor joined the Beds Regiment in October 1916 at the age of 19, and went to France the following December. He had previously been an employee of hat manufacturer Mr F. S. Biggs, of Guildford Street, Luton.