Frank Houghton AIKEN

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AIKEN, Frank Houghton

Service Number: 4727
Enlisted: 6 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Willowie, South Australia, 8 December 1886
Home Town: Willowie, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Booleroo Whim School, SA
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 9 June 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, BoolerooCentreM*, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*, Willowie Memorial Window 1, Willowie Schools and District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4727, 10th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4727, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
9 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4727, 50th Infantry Battalion, Messines
Date unknown: Wounded SN 4727, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frank Houghton AIKEN was born on 8th December, 1886 at Head of Willowie, South Australia

His parents were Hugh James AIKEN and Catherine Thirza WOOD