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Andrew Stevenson TAIT

Regimental number3617
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
SchoolWarrender Park School, Edinburgh, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressVictoria Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs James Tait, 17 Tevoit Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 April 1917
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 29), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Janet Hewitson TAIT, 17 Teviot Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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