|Place of birth||Kerang, Victoria|
|School||State School & Warracknabeal High School, Victoria|
|Address||14 Holden Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, L. Tait Snr, 17 Barkly Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Previous military service||59a Senior Cadets (3 years); 60th Bn (18 months)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th General (Victorian) Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/111/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th General Service Reinforcements|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Sailed from Australia on the SS "Barambah", 31 August 1918. Contracted pneumonic influenza near Cape Town, from which he never rallied. He died near Sierra Leone, West Africa, 18 October 1918, and was buried at sea the same day.|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||At sea|
|Age at death||21.2|
|Place of burial||At Sea|
|Commemoration details||Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 28327 Bombardier Robert Edmund TAIT, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, died in England, 4 November 1918, of complications arising out of a gas attack in France.|
Embarked Melbourne, 31 August 1918.
Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 11 October 1918 (influenza); discharged, 15 October 1918.
Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 15 October 1918 (influenza).
Died, at sea, 18 October 1918.Medal: British War Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TAIT Lawrence|