TAYLOR, Errol Grant
(Service number 51952)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||28 July 1889||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss G. TAYLOR (step-sister), P. O. Box 742, G.P.O., Wellington|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Date||7 June 1917|
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|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||31 December 1950||Age||61 years|
|Place of Death||Lower Hutt|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Taita Lawn Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||R.S.A. Section, Plot 9|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Errol Grant TAYLOR, who used the name Errol GRANT-TAYLOR, was the second son of David Andrew and Isabella Lyon (nee GRANT) TAYLOR. Errol lived on the Chatham Islands for a time prior to the outbreak of war. In 1922 he married Dorothy Brunhilde CHEESEMAN, Their first child, Thomas Ludovic GRANT-TAYLOR, was born on 18 October 1923 at "Kelvin", Remuera. Errol died on 31 December 1950 and is buried in the RSA section of the Taita Cemetery. His widow died in 1973 and was cremated at Tauranga. His brother, Alan Gordon Grant TAYLOR was killed in action at the Somme in 1916. Another brother, Cuthbert Dallas Grant TAYLOR, also served in WWI. .
Cenotaph Database [29 April 2015[ ; Taita Cemetery headstone transcription and burial record, Waikumete Cemetery records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG Cemetery records microfiches) [29 April 2015]; Timaru herald, 9 April 1918, Evening Post, 9 & 12 April 1918, 31 March 1919, Press, 16 October 1923, Auckland Star, 19 October 1923 (Papers Past) [29 April 2015]
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