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Victim was Well Known Ambulance Man

May 1929

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 17, 1929

Victim was Well Known Ambulance Man

Mr. Harry Taylor, who lost his life under such tragic circumstances at Wombwell Main Colliery last Friday, was well known in the district, and his death will be widely lamented.

Mr. Taylor did a great deal of good work in a quiet way, but he was perhaps best known as an ambulance man. In that capacity he was often pressed into service, both at the pit and in the neighbourhood in which he lived. He was heart and soul in ambulance work, and was never so happy as when instructing some interested recruit in the principles of first aid.

Mr. Taylor was born at Wath, and had been a member of the Wath Ambulance Brigade since he was 17 years of age. For ambulance work he held the long service medal, and had also been a member of a colliery rescue team. During the war he served in the R.A.M.C.