Michael George TIGHT

TIGHT, Michael George

Service Number: 6107
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, RAS Showground, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, 1895
Home Town: Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Marist Brothers St Benedicts
Occupation: Motor Driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 August 1918
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot III, Row A, Grave 19, Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd. Pictorial HR, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mascot War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6107, 3rd Infantry Battalion, RAS Showground, Sydney
22 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 6107, 3rd Infantry Battalion
22 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 6107, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
23 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6107, 3rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Michael George TIGHT was born in 1895 in Glebe, Sydney

His parents were Patrick William TIGHT and Bridget ROACH who married in Sydney in 1887

He had previously served for 3 years in the CMF (24th Militia) before he enlisted at the RAS Showground in Sydney on 1st March, 1916 and embarked as a Private with the 3rd Infantry Battalion, A Compnay 19th Reinforcements on the ship HMAT Wiltshire from Sydney on 22nd August, 1916

Michael was Killed in Action in France on 23rd August, 1918 and was buried nearby - later reburied at Heath Cemetery in France

Inscription of his headstone reads:


Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & an Honour Board in Anthony Horderns store in Sydney


From the Australian War Memorial - information attached to his portrait

Studio portrait of 6107, Private Michael George Tight, 3rd Battalion of Mascot, NSW.

Private Tight enlisted in the AIF following earlier service with the Citizens Forces.

He was Killed in Action at Proyart, France on 23rd August, 1918

Prior to his enlistment he was a motor driver with Anthony Hordern.

His portrait is one of a number displayed on a photo montage Honour Board made for the department store Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd.Sydney by the returned soldier & sailor employees of the Company 

It commemorated 46 of the Companies 48 employees who died as a result of their service in the First World War