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Soldier profiles

Name : AITKEN, EDWARD FAWCETT
Service Number : 337680 (VX15141)
Date of Birth : 30/01/1913
Place of Birth : KENSINGTON, VIC
Known as : ED
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 15/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ST KILDA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : AITKEN, GWENETH
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LIEUTENANT COLONEL
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/3 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : COMMANDING OFFICER, 2.I.C., A COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 25/11/1946
Date Died : 02/08/1984
Age at Death : 71
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : SYRIA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : SYRIA, TOULON (FRANCE)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : TOULON (FRANCE)
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (NO ENTRY FOUND),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_021530.jpg,   AWM_054448.jpg,   Past article (size 394kB),   Past article (size 478kB),   Headstone

Background : Captured at Fort Merdjayoun, Syria, removed to Toulon, France and subsequently repatriated. Involved in second forming of the Battalion. Author of 2/2 Pioneer Battalion History. Died in 1984.