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George Reid Taylor (1889 - 1950)

George Reid Taylor
Born in Derrykerran, County Armagh, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 Oct 1917 in Portadown, Drumcree, County Armagh, Irelandmap
[children unknown]
Died at age 60 in Derrykerran, Drumcree, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 1 May 2019
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Biography

Pte George Taylor served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in World War I
Service started: 29 April 1916
Unit(s): 220th York Rangers; 3rd Canadian Reserve Battalion; 134th Canadian Infantry Battalion (48th Highlanders)
Service ended: 29 May 1919
George Reid Taylor was born in 1889. He was the son of Robert Taylor and Sarah Reid of Derrycarne [Derrykerran] townland in the parish of Drumcree and county of Armagh.[1]
George emigrated to Canada between 1911 and 1914, possibly sailing with his younger brother, Robert Henry Taylor, jun..
In 1916, George attested to the 220th York Rangers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. In May 1917, he was transferred to the 3rd Canadian Reserve Battalion, and in June of the same year, to the 134th Canadian Infantry Battalion. Private Taylor served till 29th May 1919.[2]
On the 17th October 1917, he married Miss Elizabeth Yeman in St. Mark's (Church of Ireland) in Portadown.[3]
George Reid Taylor died at home in Derrycarne townland on the 18th June 1950, aged sixty years.[4][5]

Census enumerations

1901 census (Ireland)

  • Robert Henry Taylor, head of family, religion: Irish Church, education: reads and writes, age 42, male, farmer, married, born in county Armagh
  • Sarah, wife, religion and education do., age 48, female, farmer’s wife, married, born do.
  • John W., son, religion and education do., age 11, male, scholar, born do.
  • George R., son, religion and education do., age 9 [sic], male, scholar, born do.
  • census place: Derrykerran, parish of Drumcree, county Armagh[6]

1911 census

  • Robert Henry Taylor, head of family, religion: Irish Church, education: read and write, age 53, farmer, married, born in county Armagh
  • Sarah, wife, religion and education do., age 58; married 22 years, 3 children born, 2 living; born do.
  • George Reid Taylor, son, religion and education do., age 21, helper on farm, single, born do.
  • Robert Henry Taylor, son, religion and education do., age 19, apprentice clerk, single, born do.
  • census place: Derrykerran, parish of Drumcree, county Armagh[7]

Sources

  1. General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Birth. John William Taylor, male born 3:00am and George Reid Taylor born 3:10am, 7th October 1889 in Derrycarne [Derrykerran, parish of Drumcree, county Armagh]; twin sons of Robert Henry Taylor, farmer, and Sarah Reid; informant: father; registered 7th October 1889; registrar: George Dougan. Archival refs. No. 59, 601/01913012. Digital image online at Irish Genealogy, hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, www.civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-03-25).
  2. Library and Archives Canada. Personnel Records of the First World War. Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Attestation Paper. No. 285222. 220th York Rangers, Overseas C.E.F. Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. George Reid Taylor, farmer, single, religion: Church of England; resident of Unionville? [sic] [cites Unionville on a card within the file], Ontario; born 7th October 1890 in county Armagh, Ireland; next-of-kin: Mr. Robert Henry Taylor of Derry Carne, Ports Down [sic], Ireland, father; willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated and inoculated; now belongs to the 12th York Rangers (active militia); signed 29th April 1916, Markham, Ontario. Description: age 26 years 6 months, height 5ft. 3-1/2in., fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair. Sailed from Halifax per SS Olympic 29th April 1917; transferred to 3rd Canadian Reserve Battalion, 7 May 1917; taken on strength of 134th Canadian Infantry Battalion, 4 June 1917; granted permission to marry 22 October 1917. S.O.S. [struck off strength] from 134th Battalion; S.O.S. to 3rd Battalion, 19 August 1918; sentenced to 28 days FP. No. 1 for WORS neglecting to obey an order 4th December 1918; S.O.S. to 1CORD, 7 March 1919; 28 April 1919, on Comm to CDD London, 1 CORD [Central Ontario Regimental Depot], Ripon (Yorkshire); S.O.S. Ripon, 29 May 1919. Archival ref. RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9528 - 58, no. 272659. Digital copy online at central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9528-S058 (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-04-10).
  3. General Register Office, Ireland. Civil Registration of a Marriage. George Reid Taylor, full age, bachelor; Private, 134th Canadians; resident of Whitely [sic] Camp, Surrey, England; son of Robert Henry Taylor, fireman. Elizabeth Leman[?], full age, spinster, weaver, resident of Portadown; daughter of William Leman, labourer (deceased). Marriage solemnized in St. Mark’s church (Church of Ireland) in the parish of Drumcree, county Armagh, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of Ireland, by licence, by F.W. Moeran[?]; witnesses: George Warnock Sarah or Ezrah McDowell her X mark. Archival refs. No. 17, 987/05541136. Digital image online at Irish Genealogy, hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, www.civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-03-25).
  4. General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI), Belfast. Civil Registration of a Death. George Reid Taylor, male, married, aged 60 years, Farmer; died 18th June 1950 at Derrycarne; cause of death: myocardial failure, eschenis[?] sarcoidosis, certified; informant: R.J. Williamson, present at death, of 104 Park Road, Portadown; registered 21st June 1950; Ruby Maguire, Assistant Registrar. Archival refs. No. 228. Digital image hosted online by the GRONI at geni.nidirect.gov.uk (purchased and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-04-12).
  5. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Will Calendars. Mr George Reid Taylor, died 18th June 1950, will proved 18th October 1950, Belfast Registry, effects £476 10s 0d. Abstract: “Taylor George Reid of Derrykerran county Armagh farmer died 18 June 1950 Administration Belfast 18 October to Elizabeth Taylor the widow. Effects £476 10s.” Index entry online apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2019-03-25; digital images not available at this date).
  6. Ireland 1901 Census. Robert Henry Taylor, age 42, with wife, Sarah (48), and sons, John W. (11) and George R. (9), in Derrykerran (house no. 9), parish of Drumcree, county Armagh. Index and digital images hosted online by The National Archives of Ireland (Dublin), in a joint venture with Library and Archives, Canada; www.census.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-03-25).
  7. Ireland 1911 Census. Robert Henry Taylor, age 53, with wife, Sarah (58), and sons, George Reid (21) and Robert Henry (19), in Derrykerran (house no. 9), parish of Drumcree, county Armagh. Index and digital images hosted online by The National Archives of Ireland (Dublin), in a joint venture with Library and Archives, Canada; www.census.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-03-25).


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