John Frame Aitken
Service No: 4024
Place of Birth: Cambuslang
Date of Death: 15/07/1916
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.)
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Janet F. Aitken of 19 Bouverie Street, Rutherglen.
Rutherglen Lore information: 15 Bouverie Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father Thomas Aitken.
1901 census information:
Address: 15 Bouverie Street, Rutherglen.
Father: Thomas (36) cotton yarn worker , born about 1865 in Rutherglen.
Mother: Janet (37) born about 1864 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Mary (10) born about 1891 in Rutherglen.
Self: John (5) born about 1896 in Rutherglen.
* On the cenotaph and in the Rutherglen Lore book it states that J. Aitken served in the Gordon Highlanders. I cannot find a Private John Aitken in the Gordon Highlanders that died in WWI. Looking at the photograph of John Aitken the cap badge does not look like that of the Gordon Highlanders but more like that of the Highland Light Infantry which lead me to the above person.