Alexander Reid Tait

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Liverpool
  • Service no: S/8630
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 14 Cotton Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Isabella Tait, 14 Cotton Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Daniel Tait

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Reid Tait

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

Alexander Reid Tait   S/8630   Black Watch

The news that Private Reid Tait of the 2d Black Watch, has been killed in action is contained in an official intimation from the War Office.  Private Tait was a miner in Fifeshire, and went to America, where he worked for a few years. On the outbreak of war, he returned home to re join the army, in which he served for some time previous to his leaving this country.

Dundee People’s Journal 20th November 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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