Second Lieutenant Herbert Samuel Taylor
From G. K. Rose, The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
“Followed by Taylor I ‘moved’ 100 yards down the road to the rest of my company. My kit and maps were later rescued from the dirt and brought to my new position.”
“Many of us were hit, including Taylor, the officer of No. 15 Platoon, who was severely wounded in the thigh.”
“Of Taylor I regret to say no news was ever heard. I left him wounded, probably fatally, and quite incapable of being moved. The likelihood is that he died soon afterwards and was buried by the enemy in the trench where he lay.”
Name: TAYLOR, HERBERT SAMUEL
Initials: H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Additional information: Son of Harry Langley Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, of Brook Farm, Great Staughton, St. Neots, Hunts.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL