9877 L/Corporal Walter Taylor.

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2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the D.C.M. in the London Gazette of 3 June 1915.

Taylor was a native of Burnley, Lancashire. At the outbreak of war Taylor's family were resident in Manchester, Lancashire.

Killed in action 4 November 1914. Buried in Tanga Memorial Cemetery, Tanzania. The register records he was aged 25 and the husband of Mrs. E. Taylor of 44, Firhill Road, Glasgow, Scotland.

This is a rare East African award, awarded posthumously.

The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads, "For gallant conduct on 4 November, 1914, during the attack on Tanga (East Africa), and for general good work performed under a heavy fire".

Formerly served in the 18th Hussars number 3813.