Tayton, John H

John Henry Tayton, Quartermaster Sergeant 267116, 1st Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action 29th March 1918 in France, aged 34

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of Mr and Mrs H Tayton, of U.S.A.; husband of May Tayton, of Coventry.

John Henry Tayton was born in Macclesfield in 1883. He married May Willdig in Macclesfield in 1907; by 1911 the couple had moved to Coventry.

 

MILITARY SERVICE

 

COMMEMORATION

QMS John Tayton is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Grave Ref. V. F. 68. His widow asked for the inscription “A LOVING HUSBAND A FATHER KIND A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LEFT BEHIND” to be added to his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for QMS John Tayton, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, QMS John Tayton is commemorated on the Park GreenTown Hall and Park Street Methodist Church war memorials.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

GRO (England & Wales) Index: Births, Marriages
CheshireBMD: Marriages
Census (England & Wales): 1911
Lives of the First World War website

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

 

 


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