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Memorable Manitobans: James Edward Tait (1888-1918)

War hero.

Born at Maxwelltown, Scotland on 8 May 1888, son of James Tait and Mary Johnstone, in 1916 he enlisted in the 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) and was commissioned a Lieutenant. His Victoria Cross was awarded posthumously for his “most conspicuous bravery and initiative in attack” during the Battle of Amiens on 11 August 1918. He died of wounds that day and was buried at Fouquescourt British Cemetery near Albert, France.

Sources:

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Three Manitoba men among list for V.C.,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 September 1918, page 6.

James Edward Tait, Wikipedia.

James Edward Tait, Victoria Cross - First World War, 1914-1918, National Defense and the Canadian Forces.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 27 November 2016

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