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Herbert Taggart

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Herbert Taggart

May 8, 1916

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Division:

11th Bn., attd. 15th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of James and Isabella Taggart, of Castletown, Isle of Man.

Commemorated on Page 574 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOOS MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery near the village of Loos-en-Gohelle, which is about 5 kilometres north-west of Lens. The Dud Corner Cemetery, which stands almost on the site of a German strong point, the Lens Road Redoubt, captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle, is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, on the N43, the main Lens to Bethune road. Over 1,700 officers and men are buried here, the great majority of whom fell in the Battle of Loos. The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, and who have no known grave. It covers the period from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the date of the Armistice. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Biography– Like so many soldiers who enlisted in the CEF in WW1, Herbert’s ties to Canada were relatively short lived.   He spend most of his short life growing up in the Isle of Man.   Upon graduating from school in 1913, he came to Canada seeking a new life in Alberta pursuing a career as a lumberman.   This career did not last long as Herbert was early to enlist with the Edmonton Fusiliers in August 1914.
  • Loos Memorial

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