Born in Bendigo, Victoria, Kenneth McTaggart was a single 24 year old bank clerk at the time of his enlistment on the 5th of August 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on the 29th of December 1915.
On the 11th of April 1917, Kenneth was reported as missing in action. It was later confirmed that Kenneth had been captured at Reincourt and was a prisoner of war. On the 22nd of June 1917, he was reported as a wounded prisoner of war with a bullet injury to his left side.
On the 22nd of November 1918, Kenneth arrived at England and was repatriated.
He returned to Australia on the 12th of September 1919, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 4th of April 1920.
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