Alfred Taylor was born in Greystoke, near Penrith in 1890. He volunteered to fight in WW1 in 1915 and he was sent to France where, sadly, he was killed in action in Pozieres on the 31st of July 1916 (The Battle of The Somme).
After a recent trip to the Battlefields in both Belgium and France and the famous war memorials, I realised for the first time that each and every soldier behind each gravestone had a story to tell and a life to lead. They lay down their lives for me and now I hope to give something back in return so that they will live on through the memory of others and their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
This square is in memory of the relative of one of my teachers and I hope that Alfred’s legacy and that of his comrades, will never die.