TAIT, Harry H

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
7th Durham Light Infantry
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
43147
Home Address:
Swan Street, Staindrop
Family Details:

Harry was the son of William Henry & Maria Tait of Middle Lodge, Raby Park, Staindrop. In 1911 he lived in Swan Street with his mother, who was a dressmaker & a charwoman in a bothy.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
Unknown
Place of Death
Unknown
Cause of Death:
Gas
Place of Burial:
St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension
Obituary:

The Staindrop Parish Magazine in September 1918 reported that he had been wounded and gassed.

Notes:

At 15 Harry was an apprentice blacksmith.  He joined the 7th Durham Light Infantry in June 1916 & served in France where he was wounded. Harry was a Prisoner of War when he died on 24th July, 1918 aged 21.  He is buried in St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension.

 

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