Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Roland Dennis Taylor

In memory of:

Private Roland Dennis Taylor

February 18, 1900

Paardeberg, South Africa

Military Service


Service Number:

7993

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Born:

March 2, 1878
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

October 20, 1899
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Son of Mr. E.W. Taylor of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. One of the two members of the Royal Canadian Regiment who were from Prince Edward Island. His name is inscribed on the Boer War Monument in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Formerly served with the Charlottetown Engineering Company.

Commemorated on Page 40 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENDUSIEDRIFT GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (PAARDEBERG)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Located 9.1 km from the Paardeberg Museum. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Cannon sign, travel 600 m then turn right and travel a further 200 m.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial at Vendusiedrift, Paardeberg, South Africa
  • Letter - March 31, 1902
  • Re-Dedication Ceremony– Cover of memorial brochure for the re-dedication ceremony on July 6, 2003 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This brochure was produced by the Service Memorial Planning Committee.
  • Mayor's Message– Message from the Mayor of Charlottetown inside the brochure for the re-dedication ceremony on July 6, 2003 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This brochure was produced by the Service Memorial Planning Committee.
  • Photo of Roland Taylor– Roland Dennis Taylor, Charlottetown Engineers. Born: March 2, 1878, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Killed in action, Paardeberg, February 18, 1900
  • P.E.I. Contingent– Photo of the PEI Contingent from inside the brochure for the re-dedication ceremony on July 6, 2003 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This brochure was produced by the Service Memorial Planning Committee.
  • Monument Plaque– Photo of the plaque on the Boer War monument in Charlottetown.
  • Boer War Monument– Photo of the Boer War monument in Charlottetown.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Perth Courier for 20 April 1900, page 7, describing the burial of those who died on 18 February at Paardeberg.
  • Memorial– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Inscription– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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