Gunner James Tait

Gunner James Tait, 139th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died of wounds in France on 25th April 1918. He was the son of Andrew and Agnes Tait and was a native of Kimmerghame, Duns. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.  His Battery used the 60 pounder heavy artillery piece which was often used on counter battery fire as well as putting down explosives on  strongpoints, roads and dumps behind enemy lines His Headstone is inscribed ” Till The Day Breaks And The Shadows Flee Away “.

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