Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Arthur Bailey Aitken

In memory of:

Private Arthur Bailey Aitken

September 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

1045832

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 6, 1899

Son of John and Eliza Aitken, of 170, Bruce St., London, Ontario.

Brother of Private Herman Aitken, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 358 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

D. 2.

Location:

Sauchy-Lestree is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais and a little north of the road from Arras to Cambrai. CHAPEL CORNER CEMETERY, SAUCHY-LESTREE is about 0.75 kilometres south-east of the village, at a fork of the road to Epinoy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial – Aitken is remembered on a plaque in St. James Westminster Anglican Church in London, Ontario
  • Newspaper Clipping – Source: London Free Press
  • Newspaper Clipping – Source: London Advertiser 1918
  • Newspaper Clipping – Source: London Advertiser 1918
  • Cap Badge – Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder Patch – Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge – Cap Badge 241st Bn (Scottish Borderers).  Private Aiken originally enlisted as an underage soldier.  After spending time in a Boys Bn in England he volunteered for the front and was posted to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service – Record of Service Card (front side).  Submitted by permission 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.
  • Record of Service – Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Submitted by permission 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.
  • Canal du Nord Memorial – "The Canal du Nord memorial, erected by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project and the town of Marquion, was unveiled and dedicated on 24 September 2012. The memorial commemorates the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF, during the Canadian assault on the Canal du Nord on 27 September 1918 and the memory of those members of the Battalion who fell during the engagement. The memorial sits alongside the existing Canal du Nord, inside the town of Marquion, which the Battalion captured during the battle."

Photo submitted by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Grave marker – Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  Dileas Gu Brath

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