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William Aitken

  • Service number
    • WWI 3/159 AWMM
    • WWI 10/159A AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Medical Corps - NZ Field Ambulance Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/159 AWMM
    • WWI 10/159A AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    6 June 1892 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of Peter Aitken & Mary Jane nee' Neil Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 496 George Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Peter Aitken, Paerau, Otago Central, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 14 Apr 1919 married Annie Catherine WESTOBY in Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Egypt - Gallipoli; Egyptian EF & Western European - France Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
    • England - No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Medical Corps - NZ Field Ambulance Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/159 AWMM
    • WWI 10/159A AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1920 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 26/11/1917 AWMM
    • 1914 - 1915 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      Military Cross (MC) - William Aitken, Medical Corps - "He repeated took his bearers through heavy hostile barrage, clearing the aid-posts and searching shell-holes for wounded. His gallantry and coolness under fire was of the highest order and a splendid example to his men Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    22yrs 1mth Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Major Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    1958 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Age at death
    66yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Place of death
    Christchurch, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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28 November 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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