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George Walter Aitchison: Monday 25th January 1915

George was baptised on 21 July 1886 at St Anne’s. George was a tax collector’s clerk prior to the war. George joined the London Scottish as Private 2254 in 1st/4th Battalion. He was killed in action aged 28 and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.

The family lived at 117 St James’ Road with their parents John Henry, a barrister’s clerk, and Elizabeth. They had lived there since at least 1901. George had three siblings, Philip, a bank clerk, Elizabeth, an Elementary School assistant for LCC, and Henry (who is also commemorated on the SMM Memorial). There was also another child who died in infancy. All children were born in Battersea although their father was from Southwark and their mother from Oswestry.