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James AITKEN

Regimental number5291
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolBrisbane Boys Central State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressGrove Estate, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Aitken, Grove Estate, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 February 1917
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death24
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Clara Constance AITKEN.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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