Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Taggart

In memory of:

Private James Taggart

October 9, 1915

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Additional Information


February 10, 1886

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Taggart, of 21, Paisley Rd., Renfrew, Scotland; husband of Myrtle Irene Hobson (formerly Taggart), of 138, Edinborough Rd., Guelph, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 38 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

II. I. 6.


RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation paper – Page 1 of attestation paper. Private Taggart was an orignal member of the 18th Battalion.

Contributed by E.Edwards
  • Attestation paper – Attesation paper, page 2.

Contributed by E.Edwards
  • Wartime diary – 18th Battalion War Diary recording the death, in action, of Private Taggart.

Contributed by E.Edwards
  • Newspaper clipping – London Advertiser. October 26, 1915. Page 6.

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