242251 Private Fred Taylor.

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1/5th and 2/5th Battalions, East Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the D.C.M. in the London Gazette of 21 October 1918.

Taylor was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 16 July 1919 reported: - A D.C.M. WINNER. At the Town Hall on Monday morning, the Distinguished Conduct Medal was privately presented to Private Frank Taylor (242251), of the 3rd East Lancashire Regiment, whose home is at 2, Oporto Street, Burnley. The soldier's name appeared in the King's Birthday Honours List in June of this year, the recommendation for the award being as follows, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer during heavy fighting. He has been the means of saving many lives by the way he has attended to wounded under severe shell fire." Private Taylor served for two years on the Western front.