William Tait

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: March 1917
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 235434
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 01.08.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Ouchy-Le-Chateau Churchyard Extention
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.F.8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 133 Victoria Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Betsy Tait, 133 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Tait, 133 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Tait

William Tait   235434   Gordon Highlanders

Intimation has been received that Private William Tait, Gordon Highlanders, has been killed in action.  Private Tait was the eldest son of Mrs Tait, 133 Victoria Road, Dundee, and of Mr Wm. Tait, Auckland Mills, Calcutta.  Private Tait enlisted in March, 1917, and had been in France for over a year.  He was educated at Morgan Academy, where he gave signs of great promise.  He won the chemistry medal while at the Academy.  On leaving school Private Tait entered the Territorial Force Headquarters office, Panmure Street, Dundee, where he remained until he joined the army.

Dundee Courier 22nd August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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