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George Fawcett AITKEN

Regimental number575
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address11 Wolseley Parade, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Aitken, 11 Wolseley Parade, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
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 RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date26 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 423 Sergeant Major Alfred Charles Victor AITKEN, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919; 1113 Pte Colin Robert AITKEN, 31st Bn, died of wounds, 21 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoa', 28 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 26 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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