Second Lieutenant Henry Taggart

Second Lieutenant Henry Rawson Taggart, 3rd ( Reserve) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attd. 1st Battalion, Black Watch. He died of wounds suffered near the Hoenzollern Redoubt in France on 24th July 1918 aged 19. He is buried in Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, Bethune, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Watchman, What Of The Night ? The Morning Cometh”. He had been born in Glasgow and was the son of the Reverend Moses Taggart and Martha Taggart of The Manse, Lyne, Peeblesshire. He had been educated at Peebles High School and then Glasgow Academy before attending Edinburgh University where he was a member of the O.T.C. from September 1916- April 1917 when he was commissioned into the Argylls. In May 1918 he went to France where he was attached to the Black Watch. During July the Battalion held front line trenches in the Hoenzollern sector and suffered some casualties from shelling and sniping. The photo shows shells bursting on the redoubt.

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