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Frederick William AIKEN

Regimental number22981
Date of birth12 August 1886
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressEnoggera, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 11"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R L Aiken, 1 Forbes Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Navy for 2 years 10 months; service no longer required.; Served for 10 years in the Royal Navy; for 2.10 years in the Royal Australian Navy (service no longer required).
Enlistment date21 September 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignallers, August, 1918, Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked from Sydney, 14 September 1918; disembarked Suez, 19 October 1918, and marched out to Signals Training Unit, Moascar. Taken on strength, 1st Signals Squadron, 28 November 1918. Detached to 2nd Signal Troop, Kantara, 12 April 1919; rejoined 1st Signal Squadron, 31 May 1919. Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 7 June 1919; discharged to duty, 17 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged, 6 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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