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Biography of Alexander James Aitken

Alexander J Aitken
Alexander J Aitken

Second Lieutenant Alexander James Aitken of the Royal Signals was born in Clydebank. After attending the High School of Glasgow he graduated MA from the University in 1938 and went on to study Law.

War broke out before Aitken could sit his final exams and he enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals. He was posted to India and was attached to the Indian Army, transferred to Northern Malaya in 1941. He was killed on 13 December 1941 in fighting after the Japanese invasion.


Alexander James Aitken
Born 6 August 1918, Clydebank, Scotland.
Died 13 December 1941.
GU Degree: MA, 1938;
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: Alexander Dalrymple Aitken; Surveyor to Lloyds Register
War Service: 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Corps of Signals
Grave / Memorial: Singapore Memorial, Singapore
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 30th Sep 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland
Place of Birth

India India, No Region

Malaysia Malaysia, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate

WWII Roll of Honour