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Monday, 7 January 2019

Taylor, Robert Graham



Corporal Robert Graham Taylor

was born on 5th August 1893 and was the son of Henry Taylor and Sarah Taylor nee Graham.  The birth was registered in the Kilrea sub-district of Coleraine district.

In 1901 and 1911, the family lived in house 15, Drumane, Hervey Hill, Co. Londonderry. 
Taylor joined the Belfast Banking Company on 24th April 1911 working in North City, Dublin and Ballymena.  Other addresses associated with Taylor are Reastown, Kilrea and Rose Park, Rasharkin.




[Belfast Banking Company, North City, Dublin branch - 1918]




[Belfast Banking Company, Ballymena branch - 1918]


Robert enlisted into the South Irish Horse with Service Number 1190 and later attained the rank of Acting Corporal.

His first theatre of war is recorded as France from 14th April 1915.





Robert later transferred to the Military Mounted Police with Service Number P/4818.
The Belfast Banking Company 'Roll of Honour' booklet records Robert as having been 'previously wounded' with his last known address 'in France'.

Robert was awarded the 1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.



On demobilisation, Robert G Taylor returned to work for the Belfast Banking Company eventually rising to be the Managing Director.

Taylor retired on 30th November 1962 as Managing Director and continued on as a Director.

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