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Thomas Duff Anderson AITKEN

Regimental number20191
Place of birthYarraville, Victoria
SchoolYarraville State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressYarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Aitken, 54 Francis Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Naval Cadet.
Enlistment date29 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death20.4
Place of burialBrandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 (Plot I, Row K, Grave No 5), Vlamertinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ann AITKEN, 54 Francis Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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