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David Borthwick Tait, Cramond

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: David Borthwick Tait, Cramond Reply with quote

David Borthwick Tait Memorial Cross
Location: Beside War Memorial, Cramond Kirk





TAIT, DAVID BORTHWICK
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 4th Bn. attd. 5th/6th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 11/08/1918
Additional information: Son of Annie Cramond Tait, of Glenholm, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh, and the late James Guthrie Tait. Formerly employed on Staff of Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 23.
Cemetery: BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

This cross from France originally sat beside the family grave outside the church. (His father was the local tax collector)





One day the cross was found in the woods behind the church where someone had tried to burn it! That is why the bottom of the cross is missing and why it is now inside the church.

2nd Lt Tait is also listed on the Cramond War Memorial beside this cross.

Adam
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