BORN GRIMSBY 04/11/1892. SON OF WILLIAM HENRY TAYLOR & JESSIE TAYLOR, AT 4 ST ANDREW'S TERRACE, GILLETT STREET, HULL. HIS WIFE MINNIE LIVED LIVED AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS & 3 ALMA TERRACE, ELM STREET, QUEENS ROAD, HULL. HE WAS LOST AT SEA, ON THE TRAWLER, 'KING EMPEROR', ON 04/02/1916, AGED 23. HE IS BROTHER, THOMAS WAS LOST ON THE FISSING VESSEL 'FAWN' MINED AFTER THE WAR ON 24/08/1917, AGED 23.
FRED TAYLOR IS LISTED ON THE ETON STREET ROLL OF HONOUR, HESSLE ROAD.
On February 4th, 1916, the British steamer HMT KING EMPEROR, built in 1914 and operated by British Royal Navy, was lost after a collision. 8 people lost their lives.
1. COOK, THOMAS ARTHUR , Skipper, HMT King Emperor, Royal Naval Reserve, †04/02/1916, Chatham Naval Memorial
2. DICKINSON, GEORGE , Engineman (no. 2550ES), Royal Naval Reserve, †04/02/1916, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
3. GILLARD, JAMES , Second Hand (no. 1610/SA), HMT King Emperor, Royal Naval Reserve, †04/02/1916, Father of A. S. Doy, of 70, Brighton St., Hessle Rd., Hull, Memorial: Hull Western Cemetery
4. GREEN, ARTHUR FREDERICK (44), Engineman (no. 2811ES), HMT King Emperor, Royal Naval Reserve, Son of James Arthur and Francis Green, of Hull; husband of Alice Green, of 9, Alexander Terrace. Bean St., Hull, Chatham Naval Memorial
5. NEWBIGGING (19), Signaller (no. Clyde Z/3722), HMT King Emperor, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, †04/02/1916, Son of William Newbigging, of 21, Drive Rd., Linthouse, Govan, Glasgow, Memorial: Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery
6. STAHL , Lieut-Commander, HMT King Emperor, Royal Navy, †04/02/1916, Memorial: Farnham Civil Cemetery
7. TAYLOR, FREDERICK JAMES (23), Trimmer (no. 3034TS), HMT King Emperor, Royal Naval Reserve, †04/02/1916, Son of William Henry and Jessie Taylor, of Hull; husband of Minnie Taylor, of 111, Havelock St., Hessle Rd., Hull, Chatham Naval Memorial
8. WARD, GEORGE ERNEST (32), Deck Hand (no. 5869/DA), Son of George and Melinda Ann Ward, of Hull; husband of Martha Ann Ward, of 169, Somerset St., Hessle Rd., Hull. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Hull (Holy Trinity, Hessle Road) Cemetery, Memorial: Hull Northern Cemetery