Private John Tait

Private John Tait, 9th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. He died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese on 9th March 1944, aged 27,  having been forced to work on the Burma-Siam Railway . He was the son of George and Margaret Tait of Cornhill-on-Tweed and is buried in Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand where his Headstone is inscribed ” Asleep In Jesus “. He had been captured with most of his Battalion at the fall of Singapore in February 1942.

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