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Regimental number1504
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas McTaggart, Capel, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Conspicuous gallantry, rendering valuable services.' (Pozieres)
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row F, Grave No. 6), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Georgina MCTAGGART, Capel, Western Australia

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. When ordered to reinforce the front line, he remained there for 36 hours under heavy shell fire, and took command when his officer became a casualty. He captured fourteen prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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