Private John S. Taylor
SAC 1908-1910

#219 Private John Sandford Taylor was born June 8, 1893 in Bothwell, Ontario, the son of the late Justice George L. Taylor and Mrs. Annie C. E. Taylor, of 1589 Alki Avenue, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. and attended St. Andrew's College from 1908 to 1910. He attended the University of Toronto where he earned a B.Sc (Min Eng) from 1910-1914.

He enlisted on June 15, 1915 and was serving with the Borden Motor Car Battery, Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, when he was killed in action on September 26, 1916 at the age of 23 years. (see clipping below for more details of his service.)

He is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, France. Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as "missing, presumed dead" in France.

  • Copy of Attestation Paper (National Archives) - Front - Back
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for John Taylor. This page also includes a link to his commemoration on page 171 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.