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David Taylor

David Taylor

Person  Male  Born 1848  Died 19/1/1917

Categories: Tragedy

Countries: Scotland

David Earl Taylor. Born Glasgow. Employed at the Silvertown Brunner Mond works and killed in the 1917 Silvertown explosion. Imperial War Museum has a page: "On January 29, the Birmingham Post wrote that "Edward Taylor, chauffeur at the factory which blew up, identified his father, David Taylor (69), watchman at the factory, who went on duty an hour the explosion." It would seem that David Taylor had worked for Brunner Mond for a number of years. The 1901 and 1911 census both list him as a weighman at a soda and then chemical factory, and he and his family can be found on nearby Evelyn Road from 1891 on."

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Silvertown explosion - monument

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