John Cameron Taylor MC

John Cameron Taylor MC

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 20/9/1916
Theatre of Death: Home
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots (3rd Bn attd 2nd Bn)
Cemetery: Rutherglen Cemetery
Additional information: Son of William and Dorothea Train Taylor of Guildford, Burnside, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of William Taylor, Burnside.
1901 census information:
Address: 7 Parkview Gardens, Shettleston.
Father: William (30) foreman mason, born about 1871 in County Down, Ireland.
Mother: Dorothea T (29) born about 1872 in Govan.
Self: John C (7) born about 1894 in Cambuslang.
Sister: Janet S (5) born about 1896 in Cambuslang.
Brother: James T (2) born about 1899 in Cambuslang.
Sister: Dorothea (9 months) born about 1900 in Tollcross.
1911 census information:

Dalkeith Advertiser 28/9/1916

Newspaper transcript – Fatal Road Accident. – On Wednesday of last week a motor car, in which two Gorebridge gentlemen were driving, came into collision with a motor cycle at the cross roads near Fairmilehead Police Station. The cyclist, Second Lieutenant John Taylor, Royal Scots, sustained serious injury to his head, and he was removed to Craigleith Hospital, where he died. the deceased officer, who was about 22 years of age, had only recently returned from he front. He belongs to Lanarkshire.

Daily Record 25/9/1916

Newspaper transcript – With full military honours, the remains of Second-Lieutenant John Taylor, Scots Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Guildford, Burnside, Rutherglen, were interred in Rutherglen Cemetery. The Rev. John McBeath, M. A. Cambuslang Baptist Church, officiated at the service conducted in the Boy Scouts’ Hall, and the graveside.

Also commemorated on the memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen, the 113th Burnside Scout Hall, Rutherglen, Cathkin Braes Golf Club, Rutherglen and on the Roll of Honour of the Royal Technical College, Glasgow.