Robert Aitken

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 18.05.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Calgary, Alberta.
  • Service no: 80276
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 31st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 04.04.1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Spoilbank Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.G.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 13.04.1892
  • Place of Birth: Ellon, Aberdeenshire
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Motor Truck Driver
  • Mother:

    Jane Aitken, Waulkmill, Ellon

  • Father:

    John Aitken. Waulkmill, Ellon

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie Robinson (formally Aitken)

  • Children:

More about Robert Aitken

For more information visit Robert’s Memorial and Robert’s Regimental Record and Circumstances of Death Register

Robert was the husband of Jessie Robinson (formally Aitken) of 14 South View, North Biddick, Washington, Co Durham, her address whilst Robert was serving is listed as Kingennie, and also, 22 Dundonald St, Dundee. He was killed in action at St Eloi, Belgium.

Although Robert was not originally from Dundee his name was included in the original Honour Roll for Dundee.

Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson

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