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Allan Roy TAIT

Regimental number2217
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
SchoolCooerwell Public School, New South Wales
OccupationSolicitor's clerk
AddressColebrook Street, Hermitage Flats, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, R H Tait, Colebrook Street, Hermitage Flats, Lithgow, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets, 15/12th Militia Forces.
Enlistment date25 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death19.5
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Special Memorial C. 70), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Lithgow General Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Robert Henry (d. 14 December 1927, aged 68; bu. Lithgow Cemetery) and Margaret (d. 18 November 1940, aged 79; bu. Lithgow Cemetery) TAIT, 54 Coalbrook Vale, Lithgow, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1 killed in action, Gallipoli; 3 killed in action, France.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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