Organisations/clubs: Shipley Primitive Methodist billiards and cricket
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s Shipley
On 2 March 1917, the Shipley Times & Express reported:Pte A Taylor of 40 Field Street, Shipley, is ill in hospital at Edinburgh. He is in the Duke of Wellington’s Regt and had been at the front for about three months.Having recovered, Albert returned to the colours but on 26 April 1918 the newspaper reported:Well known in the district, Pte Albert Taylor, whose wife lives at Field Street, Shipley, has been killed in action.He worked at the Shipley Council’s Abattoir and, being of a bright, genial disposition, had a host of friends.A clever cueist, he played billiards and cricket for the Saltaire Road Primitive Methodist Association and his name is on the roll of honour at that place of worship. This loss of the Primitive Methodists is emphasised by further news this week of casualties to two other members, Pte Edward Horne of Lower Wharfe Street, lying wounded at Newcastle, and Pte Ernest Griffin, who was formerly employed at the Shipley railway station as a goods clerk and who is wounded and lying at the Leicester Hospital.