Lance Corporal John Aitchison

Lance Corporal John Aitchison., 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France on the 14th November 1917 and is buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boiselle, Somme, France. He had resided at West Weetwood, Wooler and had enlisted in Alnwick. The Battalion was part of the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division until February 1918 and an impressive Memorial was raised after the War in its commemoration. It was erected near Weiltje in the Ypres Salient where on the v26th April 1915 the Division had fought its first action of the War only days after landing on the Continent.

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