James AITCHISON

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AITCHISON, James

Service Number: 5294
Enlisted: 13 March 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, May 1885
Home Town: Annandale, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 April 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

13 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5294, Sydney, New South Wales
22 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5294, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5294, 17th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5294, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5294, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Fremantle
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5294, 51st Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by James Fricker

James Aitchison was born in Glasgow, Scotland in May, 1885. Soon after he was born, he migrated with his family to Sydney, Australia. He grew up in the Sydney suburbs of Annandale and Liechardt.

Before he enlisted to war, Aitchison worked as a butcher. There is no known evidence that James had any kind of previous military service and no information about his family could be found.

Aitchison enlisted in Sydney, New South Wales, on the 13th March, 1913. His last unit was in the 51st Infantry Battalion.

Aitchison was killed in action in France on the 25th of April, 1918. Although there is no known grave of him, his name is engraved in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery located in Picardie, France.

 

 

 

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