|Place of birth||Violet Town, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||14 Beavers Road, Northcote, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Donald K. Aitken, 14 Beavers Road, Northcote, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets (2 years)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/77/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 4 May 1916; disembarked Suez, 10 June 1916.
Taken on strength of 5th Australian Divisional Details, Tel el Kebir, 9 July 1916.
Embarked Alexandria, 2 August 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 August 1916; marched into 15th Training Bn, England, 21 August 1916.
Found guilty, 28 August 1916, of (1) disobedience of orders; (2) insolence to an NCO: awarded 5 days' confined to barracks.
Found guilty, 28 September 1916, of being insolence to an NCO: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 12 November 1916.
Proceeded to unit, 28 November 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, in the field, 30 November 1916.
On leave to United Kingdom, 6 November 1917; rejoined unit, 23 November 1917.
Wounded in action, 13 March 1918; admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 13 March 1918 (shrapnel wounds, face and left forearm); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 13 March 1918; to No 12 Ambulance Train, 3 April 1918; to No 14 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 3 April 1918; to England, 5 April 1918; to No 2 Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, 5 April 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 April 1918; discharged to furlough, 19 April 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 4 May 1918.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 25 May 1918.
Found guilty, 4 June 1918, of being absent without leave from Guard Parade after being duly warned: award, forfeits 3 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 4 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 22 June 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 24 June 1918; rejoined 59th Bn, 30 June 1918.
Detached to 15th Bde Compound, 15 March 1919.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 20 March 1919, on charge of committing an offence against a person of an inhabitant of the country in which was serving, in that he on 10 March 1919 committed assault occasioning actual bodily harm: found guilty and sentenced to 90 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Rejoined unit, 26 March 1919.
Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 17 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, England, 24 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 August 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 19 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||74|
|Place of burial||Shepparton Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AITKEN Donald Kitson|