Alfred was born on 10th November 1888 and attended Ilford County High School until he found a job in business, aged 16. His parents Alfred and Florence Taylor lived at 70 Norfolk Road and his father was a clerk.
Alfred served with the 1st/9th Battalion of the London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) and died on 21st April 1915. His name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres (Panel 54).
Research by Andrew Emeny, History Teacher at ICHS
ICHS school records and magazines
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ilford County High School started life as the Park Higher Grade School in 1901 in Balfour Road, Ilford. It was renamed Ilford County High School (or initially County High School, Ilford) in the years after the school’s management was transferred from Ilford School Board to Essex Education Committee in 1904.