|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Address||2 Edward Street, East St Kilda, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, A Aitchison, 2 Edward Street, East St Kilda, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets for 4 years; in the 50th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, for 5 months.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd General (Victorian) Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/111/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||39th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: England
Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918.
Found guilty, at sea, 15 July 1918, of damaging ship's property, i.e. cutting name in ship's rail: forfeited 7 days' pay.
Found guilty, at sea, 22 July 1918, of (1) sitting on life boat (2) using obscene language: admonished.
Found guilty, at sea, 1 August 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline: forfeited 2 days' pay.
Admitted to ship's hospital, 9 August 1918 (influenza); disembarked and admitted to Belmont Road Hospital, Liverpool, 11 August 1918.
Allotted to Reinforcements, 39th Bn, 11 September 1918.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 21 October 1918 (gassed); discharged to Training Depot, 13 December 1918.
Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 January 1919; to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 5 February 1919, and admitted to Group Clearing Hospital.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 6 September 1919.Medal: British War Medal