Taylor, James Roach

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Mavis Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Hawarden County School, Roll of Honour

Name / Enw: Taylor, James Roach

Regiment/Catrawd: 11th Sqdn, Royal Air Force

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Aircraftman 1st Class, 242044

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Hawarden Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 2. F. 50

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Wales

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Unknown

Date of Death: 5th September 1919

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed while flying from France 5th September 1919

James Roche (sic)Taylor’s entry in the Hawarden School Admissions Book. – No. 322.  Address Ferry Villa, Gladstone Road, Queensferry,   Father – N.H. Taylor, occupation Foreman Roller -Turner.   Previous school – Queensferry Council Elementary.   Date of birth – 16th December 1898.   Date of admission – 13th September 1911.   Date of leaving – 23rd December 1914.  Day pupil.   Partial exemption granted from September 1911 by School Governors.   Annual amount £3 tenable for School life.   Occupation on leaving – Engineer.

James Roach is also remembered on the Queensferry School Plaque, which is in the Queensferry War Memorial Institute, please click on the link to read his story.