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Lance Corporal James Aitken

2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Service No: s / 3406

James Aitken grave





Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 35 Eglinton St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos


Coatbridge 03/09/1914


Tube Worker in the Caledonian Tubeworks



Buried / Remembered

Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France

Family Information

Husband of Ellen Harkness Aitken and father of 2 children. Son of Andrew and Mary Aitken. James` brother Private Andrew Aitken of the 16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 01/07/1916 (see index). James had 5 brothers serving with the colours. Andrew ( Highland Light Infantry ), Robert ( Army Service Corps ), Alexander ( Kings Own Royal Rifles ), David ( Royal Engineers ), John ( Royal Engineers ). . James`brother-in-law Sergeant James Harkness also fell. James` father received a letter thanking the family for their contribution to the war

Additional Information

James was Killed on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. James` grave inscription reads " THY WILL BE DONE " Also remembered on the Dunbeth Parish Church Roll of Honour (see photo)

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