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Gordon Aitken

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/956 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1886 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 18 Bower Street, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mabel J. Aitken (wife), Featherston Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/956 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mabel J. Sygrove (formerly Aitken), of Miro Rd., Upper Hutt, Wellington.

    Lance Sergeant Aitken was killed in action on Chunuk Bair during the August Offensive.

    Promoted Corporal, 5 May 1915; Lance Sergeant, 13 May 1915.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Wife: Mabel J. Sygrove (formerly Aitken), Miro Road, Upper Hutt, Wellington.
    Regimental Number given on CWGC site as 10/965. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Auckland weekly news Public - Tracy, Charles, Benson, Ella and Arlo - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - family history

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25 April 2015Tracy, Charles, Benson, Ella and ArloWellingtonOther Relative
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