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Joseph TAIT

Regimental number5458
Place of birthManchester, England
SchoolPendleton Higher Grade School, Manchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal miner
Addressc/o Mrs. Jones, Church Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Mr. J. Tait, 122 Anson Street, Monton Green, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMigrated alone to Australia. Also known as Percy Tait.
FateDied of wounds 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death26
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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