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Josephus Alexander Aitken

Name on Board JA Aitken
Name on Service
Josephus Alexander  Aitken
Enlistment Age 19
Occupation Steel Moulder
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Thomas Washington and Catherine Aitken
Address 64 Cole St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 12/07/1915
Service No. 2862
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 15/09/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT SS Makarini
Unit on Embarkation 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 15/07/1916
Unit on Death 58th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Flanders, Belguim (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information Attended Williamstown State School. Prior to enlistment employed by Messrs Gray Bros.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 2 September 1916, p2
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