TAYLOR, Errol Grant
(Service number 51952)

Aliases Errol GRANT-TAYLOR
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 28 July 1889 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Station manager
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss G. TAYLOR (step-sister), P. O. Box 742, G.P.O., Wellington
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 7 June 1917
Transport Westralia
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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