Second Lieutenant Ian Taylor

Second Lieutenant Ian Cleasby Taylor, 8th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in France on 4th December 1917, aged 21, by shellfire whilst coming out of the line. He was the eldest son of Dr and Mrs Taylor of Victoria Buildings, Berwick and is buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  His Headstone is inscribed ” Most Beloved “. He was educated at View Park and George Watsons College, Edinburgh after which he took up employment in Messrs Armstrong Whitworths Shipyard on the Tyne. When War broke out he enlisted in the Northern Cyclists Battalion and was later transferred to the Army Service Corps. He was later commissioned into the Royal Scots and was at the front for a year with the Pioneer Battalion of the Regiment

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