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James Andrew Aitken

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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
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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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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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  • Death
    30 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    Delville WoodSomme AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France AWMM I. D. 2. AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 7 AWMM
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • Stowers, 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
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