Clarence Victor TAIT

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TAIT, Clarence Victor

Service Number: 2699
Enlisted: 17 June 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Bendigo High School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Jeweller
Died: Killed In Action, Hazebrouck, France, 17 April 1918
Cemetery: Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque
Plot 3, Row A, Grave No. II, Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2699, 5th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
15 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2699, 5th Infantry Battalion
15 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2699, 5th Infantry Battalion, SS Makarini, Melbourne
28 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 8th Infantry Battalion, France
17 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2699, 8th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2699, 8th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 2699 Clarence Victor Tait was killed in action on 17 April 1918 during the 1st Division's defence of Hazebrouck, France during the Spring Offensive (Lys).