Walter Horace Taylor

Rank:Fireman (Clitheroe FB)
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.Christie's Hospital, Withington
Died Address:Christie's Hospital, Withington
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Clitheroe ???
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1898 in the
Clitheroe R.D. - ref: 8e/311, the eldest child of
James & Jane Ann Taylor (nee Chamley).

1901 Census - 27 Newton Street, Clitheroe,
Lancashire.   Son - aged: 2 - born: Clitheroe.  
Head of household - James Taylor - Married - aged:
27 - occ: Mechanic at Cotton Mill - born: Low
Moor, Lancashire.   Also - Jane A. Taylor - Wife -
aged: 26 - born: Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire.
 Plus 1 younger sister.

1911 Census - 49 Moor Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
  Son - aged: 12 - occ: School Part Time Cotton
Weaver - born: Clitheroe.   Head of household -
James Taylor - Married - aged: 37 - occ: Mechanic
and Blacksmith at Cotton Mill - born: Low Moor,
Lancashire.   Also - Jane Ann Taylor - Wife -
aged: 36 - born: Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire.
 Plus 3 younger siblings and 1 boarder.

Married Bessie Marsden during the December quarter
1925 in the Clitheroe R.D.

His father became the Chief Fire Officer for the
Clitheroe Fire Brigade and resided at the Fire

Lancashire Evening Post dated the 30th December
1940 carried a report of the funeral but wrongly
stated that he had died as a result of an air raid
, but perhaps that was at the censors request ?

Clitheroe Advertiser & Times dated the 3rd January
1941 - FIREMAN'S FUNERAL - Public Sympathy with
Family of the Late Mr. W. Taylor.  Council and ARP
Workers at Memorial Service.   The remains of Mr.
Walter Taylor, aged: 41 of St. James' Street were
laid to rest on Saturday afternoon  i St. Mary's
Cemetery.   The Funeral was preceded by a largely
attended service at St. James' P.C.  The streets
were heavily lined as the cortege passed slowly
through the Town, a Fire tender bearing the coffin
draped with a Union Jack.   Members of the Fire
Brigades proceeded and walked alongside the tender
- there being nearly 100 AFS Firemen in the
procession.  A motor car was also filled with

Clitheroe Advertiser & Times dated the 21st
February 1941 - MANCHESTER'S THANKS - Letter of
thanks from the Chief Constable of Manchester
thanking the Clitheroe Fire Brigade for their
assistance during the Manchester Blitz and how
sorry he was that five members of aiding fire
services were killed, including the son of the
Clitheroe Fire Brigade Superintendent - Fireman
Walter Horace Taylor.

CWGC - Fireman Driver, Clitheroe Borough Fire
Brigade. Son of James and Jane Ann Taylor, of the
Fire Station, Clitheroe; husband of Bessie Taylor,
of 1 St. James Street, Clitheroe. Died at
Christie's Hospital.

Manchester (City of Manchester)
Memorials found on:
Manchester Fire Brigade
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