Joseph Macintyre Taylor

RankLieutenant
RegimentArgyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1st Battalion 'D' Company
Military Service

Gentleman Cadet, Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1914. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (A&SH) on December 15th 1914. Joined ‘D’ Company, 1st Battalion A&SH in France on March 14th 1915. Participated in the 2nd Battle of Ypres (April 22nd – May 25th 1915). Reported wounded in the Dundee Courier on May 10th 1915. Promoted to full Lieutenant on October 1st 1915; bruised by fall of earth after a mine explosion on 6th October. Embarked with 1st Battalion at Marseilles on November 27th 1915. Served in Salonika during 1916-17. Wounded in action near the village of Karadzakoj Zir on 30th September 1916. Transferred to 2nd Battalion A&SH. Joined 2nd A&SH in France on August 13th 1917. Promoted Acting Captain and appointed Officer Commanding 98th Brigade Pioneer Company in October 1917. Participated in the 100 Days Offensive (August 8th – November 11th 1918). Wounded in action on the 19th September 1918 near Gouzeaucourt.

Born

14th August 1896, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Death24th October 1918
Circumstances of Death

Killed in Action near Englefontaine, France.

Age22
MemorialVis-En-Artois Memorial, Panel 10.
CWGC Information

Only son of J. M. Taylor, of Linburn, Shandon, Dumbartonshire. Four times wounded. Also served in Salonika and was on active service from Dec., 1914 till killed.

Parents

Joseph MacIntyre Taylor (1870-1935) and Marion Holt Hutchinson (1869-1918).

Father's Occupation

Solicitor

Siblings

Sister Edith Erskine Taylor (1899-1950), Sister Marion MacIntyre Taylor (1903-1975).

Spouse

Unmarried

Education

Kelvinside Academy, Fettes College, Royal Military College Sandhurst.

Occupation

Soldier

1901 Census

Sunday, March 31st:
Aged 4. Staying at Tighmult, Lochgoilhead, Argyllshire, Scotland. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

1911 Census

Sunday, April 2nd:
Aged 14. Pupil, staying at Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire. [Family home 1 Westbourne Gardens, Glasgow]

Home Address

Linburn, Shandon, Dumbartonshire

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Zeta Lair 201
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial
Kelvinside Academy Memorial
Fettes College Memorial
Roll of Honour of the Incorporation of Tailors in Glasgow.

Other Information

Taylor died intestate. His father was appointed executor and initially his estate was valued at £14665 14s 6d

Acknowledgements and Sources

Commonwealth War Graves Comission – Registration records.
MilitaryGeneaology.Com – UK Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919.
Ancestry.co.uk – British Army WW1 Medal Index Cards.
The National Archives – The Official Army List 1914-18. WO95/2426/2 War Diary 2 Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1915-1918.
Scotlandspeople.gov.uk – 1891, 1901 and 1911 Census Scotland returns.
Imperial War Museum – Photograph HU 118916
Britishnewspaperarchive.com – Dundee Courier, May 10th 1915.

Lawrie, A. A. & Thomson, J. M. (1920) Old Fettesians Who Served In His Majesty’s Forces At Home and Abroad During The Great War. Edinburgh.

Anderson, R.C.B. (1954) History of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st Battalion, 1909-1939. Edinburgh, T. & A. Constable.

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Credits

Compiled by Euan Loarridge, University of Glasgow

 
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