Archibald Aitken

First Name: 
Archibald
Last Name: 
Aitken (aka Millar/ Miller)
Alternate Spelling: 
Archie
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Bell Aitken (nee Liddell)
Father's Name: 
James Aitken
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, August 18, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Company: 
6th Reinforcement
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll
Date of Death: 
Monday, May 8, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Archibald Aitken (Service no. 2800) was born in Scotland and travelled to Australia in 1910 with his 14 year old brother James. He came to the Illawarra and gained employment as a miner.

He enlisted in the AIF as Archie Aitken Millar (also spent Miller) and embarked with 6th Reinforcement, 19th Battalion on HMAT A14 Euripides on 2nd November, 1915. After training in Egypt where he would have met up with his brother he went with the Battalion to France.  Archie was killed in action in France on 8th May, 1916.

He is buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery Plot 4, Row A, Grave 2, at Bois-Grenier, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MILLAR A A

Comments

James served at the same time as Archie.
I have my grandfather's war diary.

Hi John,

Thank you for your comment. If you would like to, you could add a profile for James to the site! Please see How to contribute to the Illawarra Remembers site; you'll find the link to it on the right hand side of the site, under 'Helpful Information'.

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