Second Lieutenant Henry Taggart

Secxond Lieutenant Henry Rawson Taggart, 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, att, 1st Battalion, Black Watch. He died of wounds in France on 24th July 1918, aged 19. He was the son of the Reverend M.Taggart of the Manse, Lyne, Peebleshire and is buried in Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, nr. Bethune, Pas de Calais, France. His headstone is inscribed ” Watchman, What of the Night. The Morning Cometh”. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and then Edinburgh University where he was a member of the O.T.C. with the rank of Cadet Corporal and then Officer Cadet. He joined the Argylls as a Second Lieutenant in August 1917 and was attached to the Black Watch in May 1918. On 24th July his Battalion was in trenches in the Hoenzollern Redoubt sector and suffered only light shelling.

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