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John Lancaster TAGGART

Regimental number3938
Place of birthNorth Roe, Shetland Isles, United Kingdom
SchoolAlan Grammar School, Mold, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
OccupationStation hand
AddressPerth GPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFriend, Edward Harris, 29 Hutt Street, Mount Lawly, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDetails on RoH circular provided by father, W. Taggart, Epworth, Doncaster, England.
FateDied of wounds 7 September 1916
Place of death or woundingDoullens, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary TAGGART. Native of Shetland Isles
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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