Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Peter Aitken

In memory of:

Able Seaman Peter Aitken

October 30, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

VR5893

Age:

29

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

Division:

HMCS Galiano

Additional Information


Son of John Aitken and Elizabeth Gillard (formerly Aitken), of Kennedy St., Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VICTORIA MEMORIAL
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

On Vancouver Island in Ross Bay Cemetery, British Columbia, is the VICTORIA MEMORIAL. The cemetery holds 133 war graves and contains, in a separate plot, the Naval Memorial which consists simply of a square block of granite bearing the names of 39 officers and men who were lost or buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean. Of these, 36 were from the HMCS Galiano which went down on October 30, 1918. Behind the VICTORIA MEMORIAL stands a Cross of Sacrifice.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of PETER AITKEN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • H.M.C.S. Galiano– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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