Alexander Tait

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 5957
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion, 'C' Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 10.03.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 12 to 13

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary Johnston Tait, 17 Stobswell Rd, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Flyn Tait

  • Children:

    Jessie, born 02.11.1908, Isabella, born 21.05.1910 & Alexander, born 12.10.1912

More about Alexander Tait

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

Alexander Tait   5957   Royal Scots Fusiliers

DUNDEE FUSILIER KILLED.

Mrs Tait, 17 Stobswell Road, Dundee, has been notified by the War Office that her son, Acting-Corporal Alexander Tait, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was posted as wounded and missing since 10th March, 1915, is now presumed to have been killed in action on that date.

Corporal Tait, who was 35 years of age, was a reservist, and was called up at the commencement of hostilities.  He had been in the army for about sixteen years, and served through the South African War.  Deceased was a widower, and leaves three children.

Guardian of Jessie listed as J. Davidson, Dundee Orphanage. Guardian of  Isabella and Alexander listed as Mary Johnston Tait, 17 Stobswell Rd, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 26th May 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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