This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 22884
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 30.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 3C
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Aberdeen
- Occupation: Under-tenter
Mrs Blake, 3 Hilltown, Dundee
More about Robert Aiken
Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
DUNDEE BANDSMAN MISSING.
Mrs Blake, who resides at 3 Hilltown, Dundee, has been officially informed that her brother, Private Robert Aiken, Royal Scots Fusiliers, has been missing since 30th July. Private Aiken, who is twenty-five years of age, had only been a month at the front, and had barely had his baptism of fire. Previous to enlistment he was employed as an under-tenter. Private Aiken was also a prominent member of St Margaret’s Brass Band, Lochee, having been a cornet player in that combination for seven years. Recently it was announced that he had won the first prize and two first class certificates for jute spinning in the Dundee Technical College examination.
Dundee Courier 29th September 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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