James (Arthur Nairn Stirling) AIKMAN

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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, 14 October 1919, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

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

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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

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