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About Harry Tait

Date of Birth
Q2 1895

Service Number
43147

Birth Place
Teesdale, Durham, England

Baptism
31 May,1895 Staindrop, Durham, England

Date of Death
24 July, 1918 23y

Place of Death
France

Burial
St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Relationships

Parents
William Henry born abt 1866 and Maria (Harker) Tait born Q1 1856 Married 25 October, 1894 St Cuthbert's, Darlington, Durham, England

Siblings
Mildred born abt 1897 Step-siblings: William Harker born abt 1877, Henrietta Harker born abt 1880, Elizabeth Ann Harker born abt 1882

Career

Service
Army

Unit
1/7th Durham Light Infantry Enlisted 10 December, 1915 Darlington, Durham, England

Rank
Private (had served temporarily as Lance Corporal 28 July 1917)

Enlisted Address
Middle Lodge, Raby Park, Staindrop, Durham, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1911 Apprentice blacksmith 1915 Colliery blacksmith

Campaigns
1915-1918 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Staindrop, Durham, England 1911 Swan Yard, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Notes
Harry was reported missing on 27 May, 1918 and was a Prisoner of War when he was killed by shrapnel from an Allied attack. Staindrop Parish Messenger September, 1918 reported that Harry had been wounded and gassed.

- Research by DB