Alexander Taylor

Captain Alexander Taylor
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Scots, 9th (Highlanders) Battalion
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.
25th March 1872, Carrickfergus
Death21st April 1917
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.
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BurialLevel Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, I. B. 27
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.
James Taylor (c1837-1871) & Ellen Stewart (c1847-1931) mar. 1866, Glasgow
Flax Spinner; partner in Barn Mills, Carrickfergus
Edith M (1867-), Arthur S (1868-), James (1869-1896), Mabel E, (Mrs Coulson) (1870-1932)
Rhoda Macintyre White (formerly Taylor), did not remarry until after 1919.
University of Glasgow, MA 1892; LLB 1895
Advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of Forfarshire
St Andrews Avenue, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Hillhead Street, Partick
8 Albany Street, Edinburgh
Not known
1917 - Rosehill, Brechin
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Upsilon Lair not known
Scottish National War Memorial Faculty of Advocates War Memorial Brechin War Memorial
Admitted to Faculty of Advocates 1896
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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