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Christopher Roy Tait

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Tait AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2557 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 June 1895 AWMM MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 24 August 1915 AWMM Rautangi Road, Mount Eden, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J. Tait (father), Rautangi Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 24 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John and Lavinia Tait, of Victoria St. Hamilton West (Source: CWGC Online). CWGC Online incorrectly states his next of kin as John Lavinia Tait.

    Christopher Tait's army records state that he was born in 1894.

    "Posting to France commenced on 5 April when Christopher Tait embarked at Alexandria on board HMT Minnewaska. He was one of many soldiers to be injured on the Somme, receiving gunshot wounds to his chest, left arm, and left thigh on 21 September. He was immediately evacuated to England and arrived at No.1 NZGH in Brockenhurst. He died a few days later.(Church, p.103) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    6 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 709 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • Reddiex, G.R. (2015). Just to let you know I’m still alive.
      Wellington NZ: Grantham House Publishing Public - Glenn - Researcher - 15 April 2019 - Postcard from the private collection of Glenn Reddiex, published in this book, page 137.

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15 April 2019GlennWellington, NZResearcher
22 September 2018JulianaAucklandResearcher

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