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PostSubject: William Taylor, 1st 24th ?   Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:39 pm

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Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 18 January 1937

Could this William Taylor be the Colour Sergeant 847 William Taylor  of the 2nd 24th?

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PostSubject: Re: William Taylor, 1st 24th ?   Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:40 pm

Jones05. As any one any information, on men from the 24th, seconded to the  IMI mounted infantry.
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PostSubject: Re: William Taylor, 1st 24th ?   Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:17 am

There does not appear to be a soldier who served with 24th in AZW who fits this newspaper report. If he joined 24th in August 1876 he would have had a number circa 25B/800. Also the Guard of Honour for the Prince Imperial I recall was provided by 2/24th.

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PostSubject: William Taylor 1/24th    Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:54 am

Kenny , there is a Colour Sgt , William Taylor 847 2 / 24th Discharged . South Africa Medal with Clasp 1877-78-79 ; Issued 17/9 /81; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1 / 12 / 1880 . This from Holme's ' The Noble 24th '
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PostSubject: Re: William Taylor, 1st 24th ?   Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:02 am


It cannot be CSgt Wm Taylor C Company, 2/24th - his number 2-24/847 was issued in c1857 about the time the 2nd Battalion was re-raised. I suspect that as he received LS&GC in 1880 after 18 years adult service - the likelihood he was 18 in 1862 and therefore joined at age 14 years - and would have been born in c1844. So we are searching for a Taylor who is recorded on the medal roll under another first name OR an alias (about 10% of soldiers).
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