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Name:
Harry Tait
Casualty No.:
Initials:
H
Service No.:
43147
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
21
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
1st and 7th Battalions, Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Swan Street, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
Apprentice Blacksmith
Cause of Death:
Gas
Date of Death:
24-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

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

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 and a charwoman in a bothy.

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 (given as 23 on cwgc.org).  He is buried in St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension.

 

 

 

Sources:
Last Name: cwgc.org; Initials: cwgc.org; Service: cwgc.org; Ranks: cwgc.org; Service Number: cwgc.org; Unit: cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: cwgc.org; Buried: cwgc.org; Family Details: cwgc.org; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; : Sources of other information not given by original inputter;