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James Shaw Aikins enlisted in Ballarat, Victoria at the age of 24 on the 18th of July 1915. He had been born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single, and was employed as a Boiler Maker. He volunteered and was stationed with the 7th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement later transferring to the 59th Battalion with the Regimental number 3676. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 15th of May 1919. Tree number 1128.