Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Aitken

In memory of:

Private David Aitken

March 3, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

799796

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

19th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 25, 1896

Son of David and Margaret Aitken, of Falkirk, Scotland.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 2.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Honour Roll– WWI Roll of Service includes names of all the members of the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church who served in the war.  55 men died as a result of their war service.
  • Commemorative Plaque– WWI Memorial Plaque located in the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church (est. 1885), 190 Medland St., Toronto, ON.
  • Badge– Cap Badge 134th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Private Aitken died while serving with the 19th Bn was originally a member of the 134th Bn.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 19th Bn .  Pte David Aitken enlisted with the 134th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada), but was transferred to the 19th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt  S. Gilbert, 15th Bn Memorial Project team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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