The Staindrop Parish Magazine in September 1918 reported that he had been wounded and gassed.
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 and a charwoman in a bothy.
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 (given as 23 on cwgc.org). He is buried in St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension.