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ID:736  Leonard Taylor 1913-1994
Gaz’s Maternal Grandfather
ID:736  Leonard Taylor 1913-1994
Gaz's Grandfather

Father of
Birth    21 May 1913 Cannock, Staffordshire
Death March 1994 Stafford
ID:735 Kathleen A Taylor 1949-L
Gaz's Mother

Mother of
ID:280 Gareth R L G Greatrix 1972-L
Lisa's Husband

21 May 1913- Birth of  Leonard Taylor in Norton Canes, Staffordshire,
As a child, Leonard lived in Stokes Lane, Norton Canes.
17 June 1933 - The family continued to live in Stokes Lane until at least 1933 as we can see from the postcard below.
This postcard is postmarked Hayes, Middlesex 1933, and addressed to their son Leonard, still living in Stokes Lane. It is sent by Henrys wife, Christina and signed from Christina and Henry. (Mother & Dad) It reads:

'Dear Len,
Just a card to let you know we got here alright and they are all well. Dad says he expects you have got some luck by now, we hope so and don't forget the greenhouse. Trusting you are all well.
from Mother, Dad'

1936 - Marriage of Leonard Taylor and Elizabeth Mary Eliza Amelia Allen at Cannock, Staffs
1939 Registry for 69, Butts Lane, Norton Canes, Staffs'
Birth Date     Gender    Status     Occupation                                                   
Leonard Taylor            21/05/1913   Male         Married  Miner Underground-Colliery Hewer/ ARP Service Brownhills MDC
Elizabeth M Taylor 03/08/1914 Female Married Unpaid Domestic Duties
Birth of son, Leonard Taylor. Sadly Leonard died shortly after birth.
Len served in the Royal Marines and as part of 48 Commando was involved in the D-Day landings where he disembarked at Juno Beach on 6th June 1944.
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Death of mother, Christina, who passed away in December 1944,  aged 62 years at Cannock, Staffordshire.
BIrth of daughter, Kathleen Ann Taylor, registered at Cannock, Staffordshire.
BIrth of daughter, Margaret Taylor, registered at Cannock, Staffordshire.
The Taylor family at  Norton Canes.
16 June 1951 - Death of father, Henry, who passed away age 72 at Butts Lane, Norton Canes. 
Mary & Len with daughter, Margaret at Butts Lane, Norton Canes.
March 1994 - Death of Leonard Taylor at Stafford.