Shetlanders in Australia.

Creighton Bryden Johnson TAIT

Male 1878 - 1940  (61 years)


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  • Name Creighton Bryden Johnson TAIT 
    Born 6 Dec 1878  Lerwick, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Oct 1940  [2
    Person ID I43594  John Charles Christie
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2005 

    Father Andrew TAIT,   b. 24 Sep 1838, Ustaness, Whiteness, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1904, South Shields, DUR, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MONCRIEFF,   b. 1834, Gruting, Sandsting, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married 29 Nov 1859  Sandsting, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F29932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann,   b. Aft 1875,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F64523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Rank: Chief Engineer Officer
      Regiment: Merchant Navy
      Unit Text: S.S. Trevisa (Montreal)
      Age: 61
      Date of Death: 16/10/1940
      Additional information: Husband of Mary Ann Tait, of Ilford, Essex.
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 111.
      Cemetery: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

      From listing of Canadian registered ships lost in World War 2:

      16 Oct 1940
      Trevisa
      Canadian Lake Carriers
      1,813 tons
      Torpedoed by U-124 while straggling from convoy SC 7
      57 deg 28 N by 20 deg 30 W, North Atlantic
      Seven of the 21 crew were killed.

  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Methodist Church Baptisms.

    2. [S26] Death certificate, 1940’278 [Marine Records].

    3. [S4] IGI Marriages.