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George Ernest AIKMAN

Regimental number218
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStock insurance inspector
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 11"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Aikman, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 October 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 15 June 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 17 September 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: October-November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 10 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1962
Age at death74
Place of burialNorth Brighton Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, AIKMAN George Ernest

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