Alexander Taylor

RankCaptain Alexander Taylor
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Scots, 9th (Highlanders) Battalion
Military Service

When the Volunteer Force was reorganized into the Territorial Force in 1908 Taylor already held the rank of Captain which suggests he had been in the 9th Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Scots for a number of years.

There is a suggestion in a newspaper obituary that Taylor served in the Boer War and it is certainly true that some members of the 9th Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Scots did go to South Africa but it has proved impossible to show that Taylor was one of them.
Very few details of his military service are available. He went to France in February 1915 with the battalion and was wounded during the Battle of Ypres on 23 Apr 1915.

Born

25th March 1872, Carrickfergus

Death21st April 1917
Circumstances of Death

Son of the late James Taylor and Helen Stewart Taylor; husband of Rhoda Macintyre White (formerly Taylor), of “Highlands,” Taunton, Somerset. Born at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. M.A., LL.B. and Sheriff-Substitute of Forfar.

Age45
BurialLevel Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, I. B. 27
CWGC Information

Son of the late James Taylor and Helen Stewart Taylor; husband of Rhoda Macintyre White (formerly Taylor), of “Highlands,” Taunton, Somerset. Born at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. M.A., LL.B. and Sheriff-Substitute of Forfar.

Parents

James Taylor (c1837-1871) & Ellen Stewart (c1847-1931) mar. 1866, Glasgow

Father's Occupation

Flax Spinner; partner in Barn Mills, Carrickfergus

Siblings

Edith M (1867-), Arthur S (1868-), James (1869-1896), Mabel E, (Mrs Coulson) (1870-1932)

Spouse

Rhoda Macintyre White (formerly Taylor), did not remarry until after 1919.

Education

University of Glasgow, MA 1892; LLB 1895

Occupation

Advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of Forfarshire

1881 Census

St Andrews Avenue, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

1891 Census

Hillhead Street, Partick

1901 Census

8 Albany Street, Edinburgh

1911 Census

Not known

Home Address

1917 – Rosehill, Brechin

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Upsilon Lair not known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial
Faculty of Advocates War Memorial
Brechin War Memorial

Other Information

Admitted to Faculty of Advocates 1896

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project

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Credits

Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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