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James Andrew Aitken

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  • Service number
    • South African 113 AWMM
    • WWI 9/416 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Aiken AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Aiken AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 113 AWMM
    • WWI 9/416 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Saddler AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 80 Frederick Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Aitken (father), Mataura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 113 AWMM
    • WWI 9/416 AWMM
  • Military service
    Gore Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9 AWMM
      Vessel was Waiwera AWMM
      Trooper AWMM
      Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM
      Main Body AWMM
    • Vessel was Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Wounded at Jacobsdal, 19 February 1900 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John and Elizabeth Aitken, of Invercargill, New Zealand. Served with 1st New Zealand Contingent in the South African Campaign.

    Aiken was invalided back to New Zealand on Delphic 23 October 1900. At the front he was selected as 'galloper', taking dispatches for Generals Roberts and French. (St Clair Inglis, p. 24)

    Driver Aitken was killed in action at Delville Wood, France. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    36 AWMM
  • Date of death
    30 September 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Delville Wood, Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
    Delville Wood, Somme, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    I. D. 2. AWMM
  • Memorial name
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  • Obituary

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