Lieutenant Frederick Guthrie Tait (St Andrews Memorial Hospital)

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Reference WMO/283674

Address:

St Andrews Community Hospital

Largo Road

St Andrews

KY16 8AR

Scotland

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Brass plaque within the hospital commemorating Freddie Tait, a famous golfer of the time, killed in South Africa. A fund in his name paid for an extension of the St Andrews Memorial Hospital, with a ward named after him. The plaque commemorating this moved to the present site when the original hospital closed.
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IN MEMORY OF/FREDERICK GUTHRIE TAIT/LIEUT. 2ND. BATTN. ROYAL HIGHLANDERS/[THE BLACK WATCH]/WOUNDED AT MAGERSFONTEIN/KILLED IN ACTION/AT KOODOOSBERG 7TH FEB 1900/AGED 30 YEARS/THIS WING OF THE HOSPITAL WAS ERECTED/BY SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM 145 GOLF CLUBS/AND A WIDE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, BY WHOM HE WAS BELOVED FOR HIS MANLY AND/HONOURABLE CHARACTER AND ADMIRED/FOR HIS PRE-EMINENT SKILL IN THE GAME

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