Tait James 2/Lt 148616
Name Tait James
Army number 148616
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Posted as Cadet, Sandhurst O.C.T.U. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 7/9/1940. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 24/9/1940. Injured playing Rugby - struck off strength 26/9/1940. Posted 15th Battalion DLI. Transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps, Posted 155th Regiment RAC.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - E Company. 15th Battalion - C Company. 155th Regiment - C Squadron, left Squadron by October 1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 11th Battalion - Platoon Commander. 15th Battalion - Assistant Passive Air Defence Officer, Passive Air Defence Officer. C Squadron - Signals Officer.
Joined Brigade 24-Sep-40.
Promotions W/S Lt 7/3/1942, A/Captain 4/3/1943, T/Captain 4/6/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Resident of Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1960.
Source table 11DLI
Because of the relatively common nature of Lt Tait's name it has not proved possible to fully identify him in terms of genealogical records. Family help in producing definitve information would be most welcome.