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1938 - Father With Broken Spine Learns of Sons Scholarship Success

Leeds Mercury August 26, 1938

Father With Broken Spine
Learns of Sons Scholarship Success

Lying in bed with a fractured spine, Mr John C Taylor, of The Old Homestead, Park Street Wombwell learned with pride today that his only son, John Boris Taylor (17), a pupil of Wath grammar school, had won a County scholarship which will taken to Manchester University.

Mr Taylor came through the Great War unscathed, after enlisted as a private from Penistone Grammar School and rising to a captaincy.

Three weeks ago he fell 15 feet from a scaffold using the construction of a new hotel at Doncaster. At Doncaster infirmary it was found he had a fractured spine and the fractured rib, in addition to head injuries. There are a hopes he will make a complete recovery.

Boris Taylor is spoken of by his masters as a brilliant pupil. He intends to take up industrial chemistry. He is a member of the school orchestra, playing the violin, and is an accomplished swimmer, holding life-saving and other certificates.


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