James (Arthur Nairn Stirling) AIKMAN

AIKMAN, James (Arthur Nairn Stirling)

Service Numbers: 2356, 6458
Enlisted: 25 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallsend, New South Wales, 4 September 1885
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Miner
Died: Bronchitis, Randwick Military Hospital, Sydney, 4th Australian General Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 14 October 2019, aged 134 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Zone A Presbyterian 5D 0766, Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2356, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2356, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2356, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
5 Jun 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2356, 26th Infantry Battalion
26 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6458, Melbourne, Victoria
2 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6458, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6458, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
8 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 6458, 8th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Robert and Susan

Re-enlisted soon after his discharge on medical grounds in 1916 under the false Christian names of Arthur Nairn Stirling

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James AIKMAN was born on 4th September, 1885 in Wallsend, NSW

His parents were Robert AIKMAN & Susan Mclean SHARP who married on 1st July, 1864 in Glasgow, Scotland