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Name: Howard William Taylor Service Number: 282657 Regiment: 219th Battalion Rank: Private Date of Birth: August 24, 1895 Place of Birth: Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Previous Military: 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NS Trade: Blacksmith Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs George H Taylor (Mother), Foots Corners, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: January 13, 1920 Cemetery: Chegoggin Cemetery, Yarmouth Co., NS Commemorated on Page 554 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 25, 26, and 27 Listed on the Yarmouth Memorial Howard was the son of George Harvey Taylor (1860-1928) and Hannah Elizabeth Taylor (1866-1931). He had three brothers, George, William, and Leslie and two sisters. He went overseas with the 219th Battalion on October 13, 1916, departing Halifax on RMS Olympic. The 219th Battalion was based at Witley Camp and later relocated to Bramshott. While practising bomb throwing, during training in England, Private Taylor badly fractured an arm when a defective bomb exploded. The injury was serious and he was returned to Canada and discharged May 26, 1919. He later became a patient at the NS Sanatorium, Kentville, NS where he died of pulmonary tuberculosis. His body was returned to Yarmouth by train on January 14 and his funeral held on January 17, 1920. Sources: Library and Archives Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial
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