A celtic cross memorial to a brave young Scottish soldier - Walter Taylor, died August 1914
This memorial was raised in thanks to a young Aberdeen soldier who came to St Neots to prepare for WW1. He drowned in the river while saving the life of a local girl from Eynesbury who got into difficulties while swimming one afternoon. The memorial reads – ’Erected by the inhabitants of St Neots and Eynesbury and the Officers, NCOs and men of the 1st Highland Brigade R F A In grateful memory of the noble deed Gunner Walter R D Taylor 3rd City of Aberdeen Battery Who in helping to save another’s life from drowning gave his own life August 31st 1914 Aged 17 years. Whether we live or die we are the Lord’s.’ This cross can be found in St Neots Old Cemetery in Cemetery Road.
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