John was born in Beverley in 1894, the son of John Nevison and Edith Taylor. John was a tanner's labourer but at the start of the war, aged 20, he enlisted with the 5th Yorkshire Regiment, the Beverley Braves, arriving in France on 18 April 1915.
At the time of the German Spring offensive in March 1918 Private John Nevison Taylor was south of Arras at Achiet le Petit where he was killed in action on 26 March 1918.
John is remembered with honour at Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais.
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