Aiken, David

Rank Private
Service # 880497
Unit # 186th Battalion
Resident Wheatley
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

David left Chatham for training at Camp Francis, London May 31st, 1916 and went with the battalion to Camp Borden July 8th returning to Chatham October 28th.

He left Chatham for overseas March 22nd, 1917 arribing in England April 8th.

Pte. Aiken served as cook for the time of enlistment until April 18th, 1917 when he joined the ranks and left for France June 16th.

He was killed in action at 9:30 am August 21st, 1917.

Previous Military Experience: Trained at the summer camp, Leamington, for three years with Dr. HIlliar’s Hussars.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Supplemental Information Wife: Mrs. Myrtle Aiken, Wheatley Son: Donald Archie Born Jan. 2, 1913 Daughter: Ninda Pearl Born Nov. 3, 1914 Son: Everett Grant T. Born Aug. 15, 1916
Height 5'4"
Eye Colour Blue
Age 23
Hair Dark Brown
Race White
Birthplace Belfast, Ireland
Religion Baptist
Last Place of Employment Saw-mill at Wheatley
Average Earnings 2.25
Marital Status Married
When Enlisted Chatham

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