TAGGART, Llewelyn John

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Clinton, Ontario
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
19 years
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:         4th Canadian Infantry Division
                                             10th Infantry Brigade
                                             50th Battalion  -  Alberta
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   126035
DATE OF BIRTH:            March 22, 1897
                                             Goderich – Goderich Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           October 2, 1916                   19 years
CEMETERY:                     Aldershot Military Cemetery – Aldershot
                                             Hampshire – England
                                             AF 2017
PARENTS:                         Mr. James Taggart – Goderich - Ontario
                                             Mrs W. J. Taggart – Galt - Ontario
Occupation:                        Labourer                               Religion:     Presbyterian
Enlistment:                         August 30, 1915 – Clinton into 71st Battalion 
Enlistment Age:                 18 years     5 months

Private Taggart and his unit boarded the SS Olympic in Halifax and embarked from Canada on April 1, 1916 and arrived in England on April 11, 1916.
At the end of May 1916 he transferred to the 50th Battalion at Oxney Camp.
He is admitted to an isolation hospital based in Aldershot on August 6, 1916 and at that time reported to be dangerously ill with spinal meningitis.
On August 25, 1916 there is no reported improvement.  There is no immediate anxiety according to doctors.
On September 3, 1916 Private Taggart is again diagnosed as damgerously ill.
One month later on October 2, 1916 Private Taggart died from the effects of spinal meningitis.