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Name William Wynn Taylor
Date/Place of Birth 15 Feb 1890 / Dersingham, Norfolk
Parents' Names Enock Taylor; Annie Charlotte (nee Spalding)
Father's Occupation/Location Licensed Victualler and Farmer; Dersingham
Father's Death/Incapacity Cancer
Admitted to AO 20 Dec 1895 (Aged 5)
Admission No 5074
Left OWS&AO 20 Dec 1904 (Aged 14)
Enlistment Location Sheffield, Yorkshire
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; 201315
Battalion/Regiment 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
Killed/Death 19 Apr 1917 (Aged 27)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry Palestine; Gaza War Cemetery
Memorial Reference XXIII.G12
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
William Wynn was born to Enoch and Annie Taylor on 15 February 1890 at Dersingham in Norfolk. Williamís father died in 1894 and William was admitted, by Life Presentation, to the Alexandra Orphanage on 20 December 1895. Two of Williamís siblings were also taken into the School; Donald J, by Life Presentation in May 1895 and Leonard E, by presentation of HRH The Prince of Wales, in March 1897. William left the Orphan Working School in December 1904, aged 14. He enlisted in the Army in Sheffield, Yorkshire and joined 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. The Battalion was evacuated from Gallipoli in December 1915 and relocated to Alexandria, in Egypt. It served in Egypt and Palestine for the remainder of the War. Private Taylor was killed in action on 19 April 1917 and is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery, in Palestine. The Cemetery contains the graves of more than 3,000 casualties of the War. [I cannot be 100% certain that the OWS William Wynn and the military William Taylor is the same person, but it is probable because records for both include the same village of birth]
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