William Aitken

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 548
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 100 Victoria Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Florence Aitken, 100 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    William, born 18.05.1914

More about William Aitken

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

William Aitken   548   Black Watch


Mrs Aitken, 100 Victoria Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband, Private William Aitken, of the Black Watch, has been missing since 25th September last.  Private Aitken enlisted in the Black Watch when he was 16 years of age.  After serving with the colours in India for seven years, he returned home about two years prior to the outbreak of war.  Being a reservist, Private Aitken was called up immediately on the commencement of hostilities.  The missing soldier had been on active service for about two years.

Dundee Courier 7th November 1916

AITKEN—-Reported missing on 25th September 1916, now reported killed, No 548 Private William Aitken, Black Watch, beloved husband of Florence Aitken.

Dundee People’s Journal 4th August 1917


Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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