James Andrew Aitken Unknown date of birth - 30 September 1916 Key details Contribute › Service number113 AWMM9/416 AWMM Also known asAiken AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMDriver AWMMNew Zealand Field Artillery AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait - No known copyright restrictions AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames Andrew AWMM SurnameAitken AWMM Ingoa Also known asAiken AWMM Service number113 AWMM9/416 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentSaddler AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM80 Frederick StreetDunedinNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationJohn Aitken (father)MatauraNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 October 1914 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number113 AWMM9/416 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentOtagoNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMHMNZT 5 HMNZT 9 AWMMPort ChalmersDunedinOtagoNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 16 October 1914Arrival - 3 December 1914 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMMain Body AWMMOtago Mounted Rifles AWMMWaiwera AWMMTrooper AWMMHawkes Bay or Ruapehu AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMDriver AWMMNew Zealand Field Artillery AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Contribute › Age at death36 AWMM Date of death30 September 1916 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathDelville WoodSommeNorthern FranceFrance AWMM Death notesDelville WoodSommeFrance AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameQuarry CemeteryMontaubanSommeFrance AWMM Grave referenceI. D. 2. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember James Andrew Aitken by laying a poppy. James Aitken James Aitken James Andrew Aitken James Andrew Adam Aitken James Deanhead Aitken Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James Andrew Aitken Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22269651Archives NZNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 7 AWMMSt Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMMStowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.