Award for Gallantry – Corporal Bert Taylor


Corporal Bert Taylor, of the Queen’s Westminster Rifles, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is the second son of Mr & Mrs William Taylor, of 3 Highfield Cottages, Swanley Junction.

He is 27 years of age and attended the Farningham Hill School, being afterwards employed at Messrs W H Smith and Sons’ bookstall at Swanley Junction for some time under Mr Struckett.

He enlisted in the early part of 1916, and in July of the same year was sent to France. He has been twice wounded. On the first occasion his wound was slight, but he is now severely wounded and in hospital in Devonshire, and going on as well as can be expected.

At the time he joined the Westminster Rifles he was employed at the Strand publishing house of Messrs. W H Smith and Sons’ and was very popular amongst the staff.

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