Frank Houghton AIKEN


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, South Australia
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, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Booleroo Centre War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Willowie Memorial Hall Stained Glass 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, Battle of 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