|Place of birth||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Address||3 Mile Scrub Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, James Aitken, 3 Mile Scrub Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Clara Constance AITKEN. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 9th Bn, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 49th Bn, 25 February 1916; taken on strength, 29 February 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Reverted to ranks at own request, 10 July 1916.
On leave to England, 27 November 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 13 December 1916.
Detached to School of Instruction, 2 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from detachment, 12 March 1917.
Detached to 13th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 2 November 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 18 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 9 December 1917.
Wounded in action, 5 April 1918 (contusion); admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 6 April 1918; transferred to england, 9 April 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Herne Bay, 10 April 1918 (concussion: slight); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartfield, 25 April 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 1 May 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 22 January 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: deafness), Brisbane, 29 March 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||52|
|Place of burial||Toowong Cemetery, Queensland|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AITKEN Cecil Crawford|