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First Name: Leonard Sidney Last Name: TAIT
Date of Death: 24/12/1914 Lived/Born In: Herne Hill
Rank: Rifleman Unit: London16
Memorial Site: Ploegsteert Memorial

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Age-24

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16th London (Westminster Rifles) arrived in France in November 1914 and joined 18 Brigade, 6th Division. During December they were manning the trenches around Armentieres in awful weather conditions, spending up to a week in the front line before being relieved. One of these tours started on 23rd December and on the following day, 24th December, Rifleman Tait was killed by a sniper’s bullet. 

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