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John Wilson Aikens

In memory of:

Private John Wilson Aikens

September 15, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)


18th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Thomas H. and Adelaide E. Aikens, of 2nd Concession, Puslinch, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 45 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. B. 12.


Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Contributed by E.Edwards
  • Photo of JOHN WILSON AIKENS– Pte J Wilson Aikens 18th Btn from the December 1918 edition of The Christmas Echo published in London Ontario  -- And in the Morning
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Circumstances of Death Register: 
    Died of Wounds. Bullet - leg and left hand. No. 49 casualty clearing station.
  • Grave marker– Birth: 	May 28, 1889
Wellington County
Ontario, Canada
Death: 	Sep. 15, 1916, France

Aikens, J. Wilson Private. Enlisted at London, Ontario. Born in Puslinch Township and lived with his parents on West Main St. Galt for a number of years. He received a gun shot wound in his leg and hand and died as a result on September 15, 1916 France

Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One. Picture from International Wargraves Photography Project

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