Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
- Service no: 3/2513
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 18/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 19 Atholl St, Lochee
- Occupation: Camperdown Works, Dundee
Robert Aitchison, 19 Atholl St, Lochee
More about George Aitchinson
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
FINE TRIBUTE TO LOCHEE SOLDIER.
A fine tribute was paid to Private George Aitchison, 2nd Black Watch, 19 Atholl Street, Lochee, by his company officer, Lieutenant Innes O. Hutchison.
Private Aitchison was killed on 18th inst., and in notifying his father of his death Lieutenant Hutchison says :–
“It is with great regret that I have to inform you that your son, Private George Aitchison, was killed on Tuesday, 18th inst. We were being subjected to a heavy shell fire, and one of the shells, striking a branch of an overhanging tree exploded and killed your son. He was killed outright—would feel nothing whatever. He was a good soldier, and one in whom I had every confidence. His comrades join me in expressing our united sympathy with you in your bereavement.
Private Aitchison was in his twenty-second year. He joined the Forty-Second thirteen months ago, having been previously employed in Camperdown Works, Lochee.
Dundee Courier 28th May 1915
Information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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