Sgt Walter Berton Taylor

Sgt Walter Berton Taylor

Birth
Harrington, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 18 Jun 1944 (aged 23)
France
Burial Harrington, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 11350976 · View Source
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Son of Joseph L and Katie J Taylor.

Walter served as a Staff Sergeant, 507th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Kent County, DE and enlisted in the Army on August 6, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey.

He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of textiles and also as single, without dependents.

Walter was "Killed In Action" near Amfreville, France during the war, and was awarded several medals including The Purple Heart.

His service number was 32167016

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1920 Census-Kent Co, DE: Joseph L Tayler 42 Katie J Tayler 38 Emma Tayler 19 Clarence E Tayler 17 Mildred Tayler 15 Ethel V Tayler 13 George H Tayler 11 Nellie Tayler 8 Katherine M Tayler 6 Joseph L Tayler 4[4 1/12] Margaret R Tayler 2[2 7/12] Walter B Tayler 0[5/12]. Surname updated to Taylor.
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1930 Census-Kent Co, DE: Joseph L Taylor 53 Kate Taylor 49 Katherine Taylor 16 Joseph Taylor 15 Margaret Taylor 12 Walter Taylor 10
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1940 Census-Kent Co, DE: Kate J Taylor 58 Walter Taylor 20 Joseph Taylor 25. Single and living w/widowed mother and brother. He was a spinner for the DuPont Nylon Company.
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His brother, Clarence, ordered and received his flat granite military marker in 1949 in Houston, DE.



Inscription

DELAWARE
SSGT 507 PRCHT INF 82 ABN DIV
WORLD WAR II

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Vicki
  • Added: 13 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11350976
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Walter Berton Taylor (26 Sep 1920–18 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11350976, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .