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Arthur Heather Aitken

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Portrait King's College Honour Roll, WWI. - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Heather AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 34304 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I.E.E. Aitken (mother), Kereone Estate, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 34304 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Alexander and Isaline Elsie Elizabeth Aitken, of 'Kereone', near Morrinsville.

    He attended King's College and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour.

    Further educated at St. John's College (1901-2).

    "Private advice has been received that Private Arthur H. Aitken, youngest son of Mrs. Alex. Aitken, of Kereone, near Morrinsville, has been killed in France. He was a native of Auckland, and was educated at St. John’s College. He formerly was on the staff of the Union Bank of Australia, but for some time prior to going to the war he was farming with his brother at Kereone. Private Aitken was about 32 years of age." (Auckland Weekly News, 18 October 1917, p. 45) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 18 October 1917, p. 45 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Te Aroha First World War Memorial, Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. AWMM

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Sources

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