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Matthew Dick AITKEN

Regimental number5291
Place of birthKirkintilloch Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address'Ballendalla', Rochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, R Aitken, 'Ballendalla', Rochester, Victoria
Previous military service17th Light Horse
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5292 Corporal George AITKEN, 6th Bty, Field Artillery, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other detailsMedals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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