Taplin, Harry

June 1890 to 9 October 1917

War Service:
Private 265109 HARRY TAPLIN of the 1st/6th Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment was killed in action on 9 October 1917, aged 27.

Prior to joining the Gloucesters he had served with the 1st Battalion of the Cambridgeshire Regiment. On this date the Glosters were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Poelcapelle, part of the long drawn out attempt to seize the Passchendaele Ridge.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at Holy Trinity church, Sydenham and the Sydenham, Forest Hill & District Tradesmen’s Benefit Society.

He was born in Lewisham in June 1890, the son of Thomas and Mary Jane Taplin, of 47, Willow Walk, Sydenham.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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