Arthur Edward Taylor Private 8143 - 3rd Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Died of wounds Sunday 2nd January 1916 age 34 Buried in Gnosall Cemetery Arthur Edward Taylor, Was born at Coton Wood in 1880 to 33-year-old labourer William Taylor from Gnosall, and Mary nee Hodson aged 38 from Haughton. Arthur was baptised at Gnosall on 3 rd  October 1880 at Gnosall. In 1891 the family were living on Audmore Road (between Audmore House and Audmore Villa). William and son George (born Church Eaton, aged 17) were working as general labourers. Arthur and his siblings Agnes, Ada and Jessie were at school. The 1901 census shows the family living at 25 High Street, Gnosall. William was working as a labourer/roadman and Arthur, aged 20, was a grocer’s carter/carrier. With them were his mother Mary, sister Jessie, an adopted 2-year-old Ernest Buckley from Newport, a 65-year-old lodger Joseph Micklewright (a farm labourer born in Gnosall) and a 7-year-old visitor called Arthur Taylor, born in Gnosall. It’s possible this was Arthur William Taylor. In 1911 the family – without Arthur - were back at their previous address in Audmore, with William working as a roadman for Gnosall District Council. Mary, a 6-year- old granddaughter Agnes Taylor, and Ernest Buckley were there, with three boarders, Joseph Taylor (a farm labourer from Gnosall) and a married couple called Preece. William and Mary had had nine children, of whom two had died. Arthur enlisted in Stafford as Private 18143 in the 3 rd /5th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and was in France by early October 1915. He died of wounds aged 36 at the Middlesex Hospital, Clacton on Sea, Sunday 2nd January 1916 and was buried in Gnosall Cemetery on 6 th  January 1916. He was awarded the 1914-5 Star, Victory and British medals.
High Street, Gnosall