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Aikens, James Wilson

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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears a red cross.
Private James Wilson Aikens (Regimental/Service #54125), enlisted on December 7, 1914 in London, ON, with the 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). He was born in Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario on May 28, 1889, and is the son of Thomas H. and Adelaide E. (Paddock) Aikens of 2nd Concession in Puslinch, Ontario. At the time of his enlistment, he was not married and he worked as a lineman. His father, who at that time resided 849 Dundas Street in London, Ontario, was listed as his next of kin. He listed his religion as Presbyterian. James died on September 15, 1916, as a result of wounds he received in action at the Battle of the Somme. He was 27 years of age. Laid to rest at Contay British Cemetery in France. Grave reference II. B.12.

His burial record with the Commonwealth Graves Commission shows the name "John Aikens".
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Aikens, James Wilson ; Aikens, John Wilson ; Aikens, J. Wilson ; Aikens, John
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Kitchener Public Library
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  • Birthplace:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4334 Longitude: -80.08296
  • Place of residence:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of enlistment:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.08339 Longitude: -81.29975
  • Place of burial:
    Picardie, France
    Latitude: 50 Longitude: 2.48333
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Aikens, J. Wilson


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.

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Aikens, James Wilson

A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears a red cross.