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James Alexander AITKEN

Regimental number1089
Place of birthGoodwood, South Australia
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolMylor Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Matilda Aitken, Mylor, South Australia
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28.3
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot II, Row B, Grave 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander Smith and Mary Matilda AITKEN, Mylor, South Australia. Native of Goodwood, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 420 Pte Frederick Harold AITKEN, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 21 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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