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Lawrence Tait

Lance Corporal

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Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: Miss G. Overall
  • Plaque: 3631

Additional Info

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Biography

Lawrence Tait was born in Kerang. He was a 20 year old, single, bank clerk when he enlisted in Fitzroy North on 4th May 1918. He was sent to the 9th General Service Re-enforcements, with Regimental No. 61006. He embarked on HMAT Barambah on 315t August 1918. The ship sailed around South Africa. Epidemic influenza broke out on board and the ship made for Sierra Leone. There were 600 cases of influenza on board. 11 men died and were buried at sea, a further 5 died ashore, as well as 2 crew. Private Tait died on 18th October 1918 and is buried at sea. His name is recorded on Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, UK. His brother was Robert Tait (Tree No. 3629).
Tree No. 3631

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour