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Norman Joseph AITKEN

Regimental number402
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoach trimmer
Address19 Ferry Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C E Aitken, 19 Ferry Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Discharge date15 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 24 June 1916; disembarked Sydney, 22 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit: old gun shot wound, chest; phthisis), 15 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 April 1963
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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