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Gifford Tait

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 40), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 40), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gifford AWMM
  • Surname
    Tait AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gifford Tait AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16446 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 April 1896 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R. Tait (father), 74 Rolleston Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16446 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Electrician/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ross and Marget Tait, of Shetland Islands

    Manuka then transfer to Morea at Sydney for Suez. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM M. 46. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • In memory of my late father's uncle - Gifford Tait. Dad was born on the day Gifford was killed - 25 Nov 2017. Dad was named after him - Graham Gifford Tait. So many brave young men lost their lives. Let us hope it never happens again. Rest in Peace.
    Public - Heather - Other relative - 21 October 2020
  • Gifford Tait's name is on the War Memorial at Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Took a photo in 2013 since he was a NZ Serviceman.
    Public - Karel Anne - 21 August 2020
  • In memory of Gifford, born on 12 September 1896, a loving brother of Williamina Solomon, my Nana. Gifford is my Great Uncle. Lynette of Wellington.
    Public - LYNETTE - Direct descendant - 6 September 2017
  • In loving memory of my great-great uncle.
    Public - Fiona - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • In Loving memory of my Great Uncle Gifford Tait a Shetland Islander who emigrated to New Zealand in 1913. He gave his life for all New Zealanders, his brother John Strachan Tait (Jack) was beside Gifford when he was killed in action on 25 November 1917 in Palestine. Giff was only 21.
    Public - Anne - Other Relative - 9 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 March 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
21 October 2020Heather Lower HuttOther relative
21 August 2020Karel AnneNelson New Zealand,Other
09 May 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher
06 September 2017LYNETTEWellington, New ZealandDirect descendant

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