2nd Lieutenant Percival Harry Taylor

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Percival Harry Taylor

Percival Harry Taylor was a student of the University from 1913 to 1915. He was born in Nasirabad, Ajmer in India, the son of Mrs. E. M. MacGregor.

Percival matriculated at the University aged 18 to study Engineering, taking classes in subjects such as Natural Philosophy, Mathematics and Chemistry. Whilst at University he resided in Partick. The outbreak of war interrupted his studies, and Percival enlisted with the Lancashire Fusiliers, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant. On the 13th June 1917, Lieutenant Percival Harry Taylor was killed in action, aged 21. He was laid to rest at Gorre British Cemetery, France, with the grave inscription ‘I thank my God, Upon Every Remembrance of You’.


2nd Lieutenant Percival Harry Taylor
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 2nd/6th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 13 June 1917.
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/290


University of Glasgow Registry records (GUAS Ref: R8/5/34/8).

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Find War Dead

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