1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Hensall, Ontario
Original Unit
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
22 years 7 months
Biographical Summary

NAME:                                AITCHISON                          Cleveland     
RANK:                                Private                             
DIVISIONAL UNIT:             3rd Canadian Infantry Division       
                                           9th Infantry Brigade
                                           58th Battalion - Central Ontario
                                           Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                    654294
RESIDENCE:                     Hensall – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH:               July 17, 1894
                                           Teeswater – Bruce County - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:              February 15, 1917                22 years     7 months
CEMETERY:                       Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension – Aubigny-en-Artois –
                                            Pas de Calais – France
                                            I     G     16
PARENTS:                          Mr. George and Florence Aitchison – Lucknow – Ontario
Occupation:                        Bank Clerk                            Religion:     Presbyterian
Enlistment:                          Hensall, Ontario - January 21, 1916 - 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age:                  21 years     6 months

The 161st sailed from Halifax on the S.S. Lapland on November 1, 1916 and arrived in England on November 11th. The Battalion was based at Witley Camp - Surrey.                                                                                                           
Private Aitchison left the 161st Battalion on November 27, 1916 and joined the 58th Battalion on November 29, 1916 in the field at Valley Post in France and then in in mid - February of 1917 while the Battalion was positioned at Ecoivres he was admitted to No. 30 Casualty Clearing Station.                                                                                       
Private Aitchison died from broncho-pneumonia at No. 30 British Casualty Clearing Station - Aubigny. His family had previously been informed that he was dangerously ill.