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William AITKEN

Regimental number16167
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolGlasgow Public Board School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinBrother, John Murphy Aitken, 'Strathclyde', Bellevue Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 4 years in 1st Lanarkshire Royal Engineers (Volunteers).
Enlistment date2 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
FateDied of disease 30 January 1919
Place of death or woundingCharleroi, Belgium
Age at death34
Place of burialCharleroi Communal Cemetery (Row R, Grave 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Helen Bell AITKEN.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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