THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
AITKEN William Patrick
18898, Captain, Auckland Infantry Regiment
Gazetted 26 November 1917, p12322
For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon in the attack against strong opposition and heavy shell fire, capturing his objective.
During the consolidation his men were exposed to heavy fire from two machine guns. Taking two men with him, he worked round to a flank, killed the
gunners and captured the guns setting a splendid example to his men.
British War Medal
Born 4 August 1895 New Zealand
Died 16 August 1973 Hamilton, New Zealand