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Robert Edmund TAIT

Regimental number28327
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolState School, Horsham, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWatchmaker
Address22 Fairbairn Road, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, L Tait, 17 Barkly Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date24 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAfter being gassed on 18 October 1918, he was sent to hospital in Rouen, France, and on 29th october to the Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, England. On arrival he was suffering from influenza and other complications, and died on 4 November 1918.
FateDied of wounds 4 November 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26.8
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialChichester Cemetery (134. 79), Sussex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev. Lawrence and Ann E. TAIT, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 61006 Pte Lawrence TAIT, 9th General Service Reinforcements, died of influenza at sea of Sierra Leone, 18 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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