Albert Easton Hogg Aitken

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 202206
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 11/04/1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXVI. H. 9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Clerk, Andrew Mitchell & Co, Abertay Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Aitken, 1 South Baffin St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Joseph Hogg Aitken, 1 South Baffin St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    George

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Albert Easton Hogg Aitken

Albert was the brother of Pte George Aitken, 41589, 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in action, 20.07.1918.

Enlisted in 1914.

News has just been received by Mr and Mrs Aitken, 1 S. Baffin Street, Dundee, of the death, from wounds of their youngest son, Private Albert Aitken, Black Watch.  Pte. Aitken, who was 20 years of age, enlisted in 1914.  He went through most of the heavy fighting in 1915.  Wounded at Festubert, he returned to France in 1916, and was again wounded on the Somme.  Early last year Pte. Aitken again went out to France.  He was fatally wounded on the 11th of this month, and died a few hours after admission to a Canadian casualty clearing station.  Prior to enlisting Private Aitken was employed as a clerk by Andrew Mitchell & Co., Abertay Works, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 20th April 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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