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Edward Carleton Aitkens

In memory of:

Rifleman Edward Carleton Aitkens

February 1, 1944

Camp 3D Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30383

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

June 16, 1909
Entry Island, Magdalen Island, Quebec

Enlistment:

August 27, 1940
Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec

Son of James William Aitkens and Victoria Maud Dickson, of Entry Island, Québec.

He served in Québec, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C, in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 1,254 days of service, including 827 overseas.

The following people from Entry Island, Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are all brothers and/or cousins that served during the Second World War. They served with the Royal Rifles of Canada or the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, unless indicated otherwise. Eight died in service.

Edward Carleton Aitkens died in Japan.
Thomas Robert Aitkens, RCNVR, survived the war.
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Deighton Aitken died in Hong Kong.
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John Maxwell Chenell died in Hong Kong.
William Radley Chenell died in Japan.
James Chenell, RCNVR, survived the war.
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Albert Benjamin Chenell died in Japan.
Bernard Leslie Chenell, E-30389, prisoner of war in Japan.
George Borden Chenell, E-30379, prisoner of war in Japan.
Edward Bahan Chenell, E-30403, prisoner of war in Hong Kong.
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Ancil Josey, E-30390, prisoner of war in Japan.
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Ernest Edwin Welsh, E-30397, prisoner of war in Hong Kong.
Arthur Lloyd Welsh, RCNVR, survived the war.
Allen Benjamin Welsh died in Hong Kong.
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Delbert William Louis Welsh died in Hong Kong.
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Melvin Burton Welsh died in Japan.
George Walter Welsh survived the war.

Commemorated on Page 235 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Sec. A. A. 2.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Edward Carleton Aitkens
  • Photo of EDWARD CARLETON AITKENS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD CARLETON AITKENS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Yokohama War Cemetery– Images of the cemetery at Yokohama and grave markers of 'C' Force members provided courtesy of the Canadian Embassy and War Graves Photography Project through the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association.
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Images of the cemetery at Yokohama and grave markers of 'C' Force members provided courtesy of the Canadian Embassy and War Graves Photography Project through the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association.
  • Grave Marker– Images of the cemetery at Yokohama and grave markers of 'C' Force members provided courtesy of the Canadian Embassy and War Graves Photography Project through the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association.

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