8th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
04/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
John Taylor was the son of James and Mary Taylor. He was born on 23rd September 1898 in Coalisland. He was one of at least six children. The family lived in Coalisland. His father was a farm labourer. John Taylor enlisted in Belfast. Private John Taylor was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Princess Victoria's Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 4th July 1916. Private John Taylor is commemorated on the family headstone in Gilnahirk Presbyterian Churchyard at Dundonald in Belfast.
From the National Road (N43 Lens-Bethune), turn onto the D165 towards Loos-en-Gohelle following signs for Wingles and La Bassee. Before reaching Loos-en-Gohelle village square turn left then first left again. The cemetery is located in the street; 'Rue Alexandre Maniez'.