On this day 8th May 1916

We are joined by a new diarist; Lieutenant Joshua Taylor, a Solicitors Clerk from Buxton.

(Many thanks to Stewart Simpson for making this transcript available)

Taylor Joshua

Joshua Taylor was a Solicitors Articled Clerk in his Father’s business in Buxton and in 1911 the family lived at 4 Clifton Road. Joshua was Commissioned into the Notts & Derby Regiment in November 1914 from the Manchester University Contingent of the Officers Training Corps.

Joshua was appointed was appointed Signalling Officer and sailed with the 1/6th Battalion, 139th Brigade, 46th North Midland Division to France in February 1915.

He was transferred to England sick on the 11th August 1915 and after recuperating he was posted back to France in May 1916.

May 8th: 9.50 am left BUXTON. 5pm arrived FOLKESTONE. No boat – stopped at Pavilion Hotel.Royal-Pavilion-Hotel-Folkestone

[Lieutenant Joshua Taylor] 


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