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Edward Charles Taylor - 1919

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Virginia Report 18 Nov 2023 17:45

The above is my great uncle. I do not know whether he is still alive or not.

He was born 18 November 1919 in Gravesend, Kent, England. His parents where Joseph John Taylor (formerly Joseph John Kemp) and Thirza Elizabeth Howell.

If anyone knows anything I would be grateful. Information I am looking for did Edward marry. If he did, who did he marry, where and date. If he has passed away when did he pass and where.


greyghost Report 18 Nov 2023 18:22

2 x men of that name with birth reg. to fit - (6 weeks allowed from birth to register)

(none in the Sep. Quarter)

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1919 D Quarter in NEATH Volume 11A Page 2053
GRO Reference: 1919 D Quarter in GRAVESEND Volume 02A Page 1345


greyghost Report 18 Nov 2023 18:24

I would expect this to be the one born in the Neath RD (to eliminate)

1939 Register
8 Coronation Street, Aberkenfig, Penybont R.D., Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s) Last name(s) Birth date Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule sub number
Edwin J Green 13 Nov 1893 Male Grocery Assistant Married 178 1
Rosina (Sarah Rosie) Green 13 Apr 1898 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 178 2
Marjorie (Betty) Betty (Green) ? May 1924 Female At School - 178 3
Edward C Taylor 28 Nov 1919 Male Gw Rly Loco Fireman Single 178 4

and his death -

England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Neath & Port Talbot, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s) Edward Charles
Register number A67D
Last name Taylor
Entry number 053
Sex Male
Date of registration mm/yy 0300
Birth day 28
County Glamorganshire
Birth month 11
Country Wales
Birth year 1919
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Death quarter 1
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Death year 2000
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
District Neath & Port Talbot
Collections from Great Britain, Wales
District number 8961A


greyghost Report 18 Nov 2023 18:31

This death is said to be for a man born 1919 but full date of birth not given

Name: Year of Birth:
GRO Reference: DOR Q4/2010 in WANDSWORTH (2561B) Reg 1B006 Entry Number 504230021

You can find the info re deaths yourself via the GRO site.


ErikaH Report 18 Nov 2023 18:32

Have you tried to look for info yourself?

freebmd is, as the name suggests, free. Use to look for marriage

As is the GRO index, where you can look for a death


ErikaH Report 18 Nov 2023 18:36

Death in Sutton Surrey, 16/12/2010 worth investigating


greyghost Report 18 Nov 2023 18:40

Not showing with that birth date on the 1939 register - if already in the Forces he wouldn't show.

The Sutton, Surrey one is probably the Wandsworth RD I posted earlier

Not seeing a probate record for this one up to 2014

there are countless marriages for an Edward c Taylor from 1935 onwards


ErikaH Report 18 Nov 2023 18:42

Linked to a thread on FA board which I have nudged up


ArgyllGran Report 18 Nov 2023 18:49

This death in 1985 looks very likely.

mmn HOWELL <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
432 / 186


ArgyllGran Report 18 Nov 2023 19:11

Edward Charles Taylor
in the UK and Allied Countries, World War II Liberated Prisoner of War Questionnaires, 1945-1946
Name Edward Charles Taylor
Rank Private
Birth Date 18 Nov 1919
Enlistment Date 15 Jan 1940
Capture Date 12 Jun 1940
Capture Place Saint-Valery
Imprisonment Force Germany
Service Number 7619226
Unit Infentary East Surrey [ "Infentary" is ECT's spelling ]
Escape Attempt Y

Civilian trade: Presser
Address: 66 Peppercroft Streeet, Gravesend, Kent
Was wounded when captured.

Was in Deremont Camp , Rouen - 2 July 1940 - 21 Sept 1940.
Then Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf - no dates given.

Was in a "working camp" near Odertal - working in a brick factory - June 1944 - 21 Jan 1945.

Was not interrogated when captured.

Three escape attempts:
1. From Hindenburg coal mine, for 3 days. Jail 7 days.

2. From Koshin for 3 weeks, with C J Fowler and J Perry. Captured in Polland [Poland ?].
"No imprisonment. I went to a wood job, C J Fowler went to a sugar factory, and J Perry went to hospital with piles but he recived a term of imprisonment later."

3. "Escaped from wood job with Jack Ramsey, G Lowe, J Smith. Captured on 4th day of escape on top of Bishop Kopt near Checzoslovica border."

"Stopped work at Hindenburg coal mine by letting wagons go of the line and waiting for an hour before calling Germain miners. Also getting lost in the mine."

Dated 18/5/1945, and signed E C Taylor

I'm afraid he wasn't a great speller, Virginia!


ArgyllGran Report 18 Nov 2023 19:22

It's impossible to say if he married or not - at least not from online marriage records..

Edward Charles (or C) Taylor isn't an unusual name.

The death cert might give some clues, such as the informant's name.
You can buy a copy for £12 via Scotlands People.


ArgyllGran Report 18 Nov 2023 19:52

For elimination only -

NOT this marriage

Marriages Sep 1939 (>99%)
McLaren Denise E S M Taylor Medway 2a 4711
Taylor Edward C McLaren Medway 2a 4711

Denise's birth:

644 / 16 / 206

Edward C Taylor
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name Edward C Taylor
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 8 Aug 1916 <<<<<< therefore NOT your Edward
Residence Date 1939
Address 5,
Residence Place Crayford, Kent, England
Occupation Garage & Tool Maker
Line Number 28
Schedule Number 270
Sub Schedule Number 1
Enumeration District Cjvj
Borough Crayford
Registration district 43-1
Household Members (Name) Gender
Edward C Taylor Male
Denyse E. Taylor Female


Virginia Report 18 Nov 2023 22:06

66 Peppercroft Streeet, Gravesend, Kent was the address his parents lived at so it seems that this is the person. I will look at Scotland People.


Virginia Report 18 Nov 2023 22:09

greyghost I have already ordered that 2010 death certificate it is no the same person as the date of birth is different.


Virginia Report 20 Nov 2023 16:55

I ordered the death certificate off Scotland People on Saturday, have today, Monday, got an email to say it had been despatched.


Virginia Report 21 Nov 2023 16:50

Today the death certificate came from Scotland and it was the person. So thank you for your help. He married a Millicent Rose Barnett. I have now traced their marriage and her birth and death all in Kent, England. I also found that she had previously been married and some early searches is showing her first husband died during WWII service.


greyghost Report 21 Nov 2023 17:21

Millicent R BARNETT married Thomas C LONG Q4 1935 Medway, Kent

17 October 1935 St Mark, Gillingham


Service Number: 2373820
Royal Corps of Signals
United Kingdom
Died 29 July 1944
35 years old
VII. J. 4.

Additional Information -
Son of Charles and Helen Ethel Long, husband of Millicent Rose Long, of Gravesend, Kent

Personal inscription - Beloved Daddy of 4 sons and husband of Millicent, Gravesend, Kent, England

One of the records via the site show that he died as opposed to KIA (Killed in action)


Millicent LONG married Edward C Taylor Chatham 1947

Millicent Rose Taylor died 2006 in Kent b 1917