|Place of birth||Kensington, Victoria|
|School||Kensington State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||11 Wolseley Parade, Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, W. Aitken, 11 Wolseley Parade, Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||23.9|
|Place of burial||Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave 23), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: David and Jane AITKEN, 40 Footscray Road, Kensington, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 575 Lance Sergeant George Fawcett AITKEN, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; 423 Sergeant Major Alfred Charles Victor AITKEN, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 21 July 1916.
Died of wounds at No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen).
Buried at Bailleul Cemetery by Reverend A.F. Feen (Church of England), 21 July 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AITKEN Colin Robert|