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  • AW
  • York
  • Yorkshire, England
  • Son of Thomas and Jessie Aitchison, of 21, Woodburn Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland; elder brother Thomas was killed at the Dardanelles, 28th June, 1915; a sister, Margaret;
  • George Heriot's School (Edinburgh)
  • Banker with the Canadian Bank of Commerce
  • Commemorated in "Letters from the Front", roll of honour of the Canadian Bank of Commerce

Military service

  • 25 November 1914, Valcartier
  • Lieutenant
  • Military Cross
  • 13th Bn. Québec Regiment (Royal Highlanders of Canada)
  • 3rd Brigade
  • 1st Canadian Division
  • C.E.F.
  • Enlisted as a gunner in 1st Can Divisional Ammunition Column; promoted Lieutenant in 1915; Military Cross "For conspicuous gallantry in leading forward a party of bombers and rifles through the enemy's barrage in order to occupy an important point. His gallant act removed a great danger." (London Gazette, April 1916)


  • 13 May, Dominion Lines
  • Died of gunshot wounds in the right thigh and compound fracture left thigh, severe laceration left groin, in n°10 CCS
  • 13 May 1916
  • 23
  • V - A - 36



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