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28056   Private Hugh Taylor
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Dated added: 01/09/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/04/1896
Died: 06/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
Hugh Taylor was the son of Matthew and Bella Taylor. Hugh was born in Termoneeny, near Tobermore on 17th April 1896. He was one of eleven children, seven surviving. They were a farming family in Ballinahone. Hugh Taylor enlisted in Londonderry. Private served with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time. Private Hugh Taylor was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Flanders on Thursday 6th December 1917.
Further Information
Hugh Taylor was the son of Matthew and Bella Taylor. Matthew Taylor married Bella Speer on 14th March 1884 in the district of Magherafelt.
Hugh Taylor was born in Termoneeny, near Tobermore on 17th April 1896. He was one of eleven children, seven surviving
Family: Matthew Taylor, Bella Taylor, James Taylor (born 3rd December 1885), Matthew Taylor (born 17th September 1888), William Taylor (born 14th June 1890), John Taylor (born 5th August 1894), Hugh Taylor (born 17th April 1896), Robert Taylor (born 31st March 1897), George Taylor (born 12th April 1900), Thomas Taylor (born 23rd July 1904).
The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 4 living with the family at house 17 in Ballinahone More, Tobermore, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. The family farm was at Haw Hill.
The 1911 census lists Hugh as age 14 living with the family at house 32 in Ballinahone More, Tobermore. Hugh was still at school.
Later in 1911, the family left for America, but returned three months later.
Hugh Taylor enlisted in Londonderry.
Medal card
Private served with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time.
Private Hugh Taylor was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Flanders on Thursday 6th December 1917. He was 19 years old.
Private Hugh Taylor has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
The Cambria Memorial photo above has been kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
Private Taylor is also listed on the WW1 Memorial Plaque in Aghadowey Presbyterian Church.
The CWGC record Private Hugh Taylor as the son of Matthew and Bella Taylor of Oatlands, Killykergan, Coleraine, County Derry.
The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ lists Hugh on pages 125 and 126.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ballinahone More Knockloughrim Census listing in Ballinahone More, Tobermore 54.810878 -6.652963
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1 1901 Census lists Taylor family 1901 census lists Hugh as age 4 living with the family at house 17 in Ballinahone More, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Taylor family 1911 census lists Hugh as age 14 living with the family at house 32 in Ballynahone More, Tobermore, Londonderry
3 Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details of Private Hugh Taylor
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Hugh Taylor can be purchased here
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