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James Douglas Aiken

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant James Douglas Aiken

November 9, 1916

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Field Artillery

Division:

Y 14th Trench Mortar Battery

Additional Information


Son of Joseph H. and Lizzie Aiken, of 840, Richmond St., London, Ontario. Born at Cape Town, South Africa. Graduate in Forestry, University of Toronto. Spent early school days in St. Mary's and London, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 569 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

FAUBOURG-D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. H. 51.

Location:

Fabourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle, to the south of the road to Doullens.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press November 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– University of Toronto Forestry Building, faculty memorial tablet
1914 – 1918
In Memory
Of the members of
The Faculty of Forestry
Who Gave their lives in the Great War
1926-01Jan-19
  • Memorial– Honour Roll – From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Photo of JAMES DOUGLAS AIKEN– Picture from the Fallen listed on the University of Toronto Forestry Building, faculty memorial plaque and In Memoriam photo of Graduates and Undergraduates of the Faculty of Forestry Killed in Action
  • Honour Roll– From the University of Toronto "Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Attestation Papers– Brother of James Douglas Aiken.
  • Attestation Papers (Reverse)
  • Plaque– 1914-1918 Memorial tablet, Bloor Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Bloor St. 
West, Toronto, Ontario.  This congregation was established in 1887, and in 
1925 became the Bloor Street United Church.  The tablet was unveiled on May 
16th, 1920.  It was inscribed:  "In memory of the men of Bloor Street 
Presbyterian Church who went out to battle and died for Freedom's cause.   
They feared not Death and meeting it they won the Victor's Crown."
  • Photo of James Aiken– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of James Aiken– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918. 
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Roll of Honour– Great War honour roll, St. George's Public School, 782 Waterloo St. London, Ontario [artist not given] Photo: Deanna Halverson of London
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of the men and women lost to the University in the Great War.  Carved on the Memorial Screen are the names of those lost in that struggle.  Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Newspaper article– Sister of Aiken lost her life in helping other wounded brother (upper right)
  • Grave Marker
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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