The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private (later Captain) Thomas Aicken

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Thomas Edwin Aicken

Ancestor's date of birth: 26/01/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 20/11/1937

Cause of Death: Chronic cardiac valvular lesion

Service Number: 212

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: Second Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CAPT, Date Effective: 1/12/1925

Murray Page: 236

Contingent: Second Victorian

Ship: Euralus, Date of Sailing: 13/01/1900

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: When Tom finished school he joined the Voluntary Mounted Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles)

Details of service in war: February - December 1900 in northern Cape Colony, Free State, east Transvaal then west Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Farmer at Gladfield and voluntary member of the military.
1907 - 2nd Lieutenant in 9th Light Horse Regiment
1911 - Lieutenant in 19th Australian Light Horse Regiment
1912 - Lieutenant in 17th Light Horse Regiment
1/12/1920 - R of O (Reserve of Officers equivalent of today's inactive Army Reserve)
1/12/1925 - Retired List (of Officers) - Honorary rank of Captain

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Nola Aicken, Epsom VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece by marriage


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