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John Aitken

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10/1391A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 August 1890 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of George Aitken, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Reverend G.K. Aitken (father), Methven, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10/1391A AWMM
  • Military service
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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
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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 George K. and Julia Aitken, of The Manse, Featherston. Native of Queensland, Australia.

    Company Sergeant-Major Aitken was reported missing on Chunuk Bair (8 August 1915) during the August Offensive and later presumed dead.

    Reported missing and believed to be killed in action, 8 August 1915.
    Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded 'Believed to be dead.'
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Parents: George K. and Julia Aitken, The Manse, Featherston. Native of Queensland, Australia. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Chunuk BairGallipoli AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM