Alexander Craig AWMM
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WWI 8/2524 AWMM
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Unknown AWMM 71 Albany Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
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William Aitken (father), 71 Albany Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
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Aitken attended Otago Boys' High School where he became Head Boy. He won a scholarship to Otago University where he studied languages and mathematics.
In 1915 he enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and served in Gallipoli, Egypt, and France, being wounded at the battle of the Somme. His war experiences were to haunt him for the rest of his life. After three months in hospital in Chelsea, London, he was sent back to New Zealand in 1917. The following year he returned to his university studies.
Later in life Alexander Aitken left for Edinburgh and was Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh University
Auckland War Memorial Museum Scar on the Heart WWI " On the Fringe of Hell, New Zealanders on the Western Front, The German Machinegunner" display. Display item is a quote from Alexander Aitken's book. AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 6 AWMM
- Aitken, A.C. (c1963). Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman. London, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
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