William Taggart

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/471
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 16.01.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25 & 63

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 7 Blackness Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Labourer, Ward Foundry, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Hugh

  • Spouse:

    Wife

  • Children:

    3 Children

More about William Taggart

William has no know grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Hugh Taggart, 2743, 1/4th Battalion Black Watch who died 19.11.1918.

C.W.G.C. list William as having died in Iraq/Mesopotamia, while S.D.G.W list him as having died in France/Flanders.

3-471 Pte. William Taggart, 2nd Black Watch, died of wounds on 16 January 1916. He was a reservist, employed as a labourer in the Ward Foundry before the war.
His wife and three children lived at 7 Blackness Road, Dundee.
Pte. Taggart is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

DUNDEE RESERVIST DIES OF WOUNDS. Official intimation has been received by Mrs Taggart, 7 Blackness Road, Dundee, that her husband, Private Wm. Taggart, 2d Black Watch, has died from wounds which he received in Mesopotamia.
Private Taggart was a reservist, and saw a lot of fighting with his battalion in France. Before the war he was employed as a labourer in Ward Foundry, Dundee. Mrs Taggart is left with three children. The Courier, Thursday, 3 February 1916, 4.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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