Taylor John Lance Sergeant 4036765

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Name Taylor John
Army number 4036765
Rank Lance Sergeant
Date of birth Born Warwickshire 1919/20.
Age 24
Unit Attested 15/2/40 at the I.T.C. for the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Trf to The Durham Light Infantry 27/6/40, Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served Iceland?. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 18/8/44 with 10th Bn DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 27-Jun-40
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 18-Aug-44
Home address Resident of Warwickshire. Son of Thomas and Maude Taylor, Blackwell, Gloucestershire. Commemorated Bayeux Memorial.
Source table 10DLI

There is a possible confusion of records between Pte John TAYLOR and Lance Sergeant John TAYLOR. Both have the same Regimental Number and therefore one record may be a duplicate of the other. However, L/Sgt TAYLOR was a casualty in Normandy while Pte TAYLOR apparently transferred to REME. Records are being followed up to ascertain the facts and entries will be amended and corrected in due course.