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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916


Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Pte 59767 Alexander Aitken


  • Age: 22
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: Cheshire Regiment
  • Died on Monday 22nd October 1917
  • Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial
    Panel Ref: Panel 61 -63
Alexander Aitken was born in the first quarter of 1895 the son of William Morton Aitken and Sarah Scott Aitken.

The 1911 Census shows the family are living at 8 Primrose Street, Kirkdale. Alexander is 16 years of age and is shown as an office boy (Steel). His father is shown as a Corn Trade salesperson born in Ayr, Scotland in 1861, whilst his mother was born in Liverpool in 1861. He has two siblings shown; John Scott b.1890 East Leek, Nottingham and Dorothy May b. 1895 Liverpool. 


Alexander enlisted in Liverpool as Private 17261 joining the 19th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment. He later transferred to to the Cheshire Regiment and his service number became 59767. He was killed on 22/10/1917. His body was sadly not recovered and he is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.

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