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Taylor, William

SOLDIER HERO IS BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS

Bozeman, May 19.--Military honors were accorded William Taylor of Roundup, formerly of Gallatin county, in the funeral services held at the West chapel, the body having arrived Monday morning from Hoboken, N. J. It was returned from France, where the young man was killed in service, at Soissons, July 18, 1918. A number of relatives and friends came from Roundup and other places for the funeral including two sisters, Miss Jennie Taylor of Roundup and Mrs. Margaret Reardon of Billings; two brothers, Charles Taylor and Robert Taylor of Roundup and a large number of nieces and nephews and friends.

The Rev. H. G. Klemme officiated at the services, the singers being Mrs. J. H. Harris, Mrs. A. J. Walrath, W. T. Brandenburg and W. D. Bell, with Mrs. A. M. Brandenburg at the piano. Members of the Fallatin post, American legion, and vocational men at Montana State college furnished an escort for the body to the Bozeman cemetery, where interment was made, firing three volleys over the grave and sounding final taps. The pallbearers, American legion men and vocational men, included Guy Henderson, Oscar Forswall, Edward Larkin, Andy Storray, A. Reynolds and Francis Walker.

William Taylor was born in Scotland, June 25, 1887, and came with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor, to America, when he was about a year old. The family lived for some years ago to Roundup, from which place he enlisted, Oct. 4, 1917. He was among the first troops sent overseas and was with Company D of the Twenty-sixth infantry. First division, at the time he was killed.

The Roundup Record, Roundup, MT 20 May 1921



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