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Taylor Jones and Fenton family
Enjoyed playing cricket.
Sergeant in Border regiment, 9th Btn, in WWII. (Ref 2)
"Killed by a sniper (who was aiming for his commanding officer)", near Imphal in India on border of Burma in Second World War. (Ref 1)
Extract from Battalion War Diary (Ref 3):
On 10th May 1944 at 1830hrs, fighting patrol of B.O. and 15 men sent to clear enemy reported in area PT 3351 RK 1545.
On 11th May 1944 at 1730hrs, fighting patrol of PT 3351 returned having killed 2 and 2 possibles. Own casualties 3 missing.
Buried at IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY (5. C. 12).
1. Oral testimony by his son Michael Taylor-Jones, and cousin David Bridge.
2. Commonwealth war graves commission.
3. WO 172/4869 - 9th Btn Border Regiment War Diary 1944 Jan.- Dec., National Archives, Kew
9th Border Regiment Battalion War Diary for 9th May 1944 - listing 3 men as missing
Oinam and Bishnupur - location of Battalion on May 9th and 11th respectively
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