Stephen Joseph KITCHENER

Regimental number6340
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMascot, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, H E Kitchener, Baxter Road, Mascot, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "29 March and 23 May 1918"

FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 20), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Horace Ernest and Sarah Sophia KITCHENER, Old Botany Road, Mascot, New South Wales. Native of Alexandra

Military Medal

'In the attack on the morning of the 19th instant near MORLANCOURT on arrival at the objective, 2 enemy Machine Gun posts caused a gap in our line and were enfilading the party on the right of the gap from the rear. Lieutenant Jones called for volunteers to bomb up this trench where upon 5382 Lance Corporal W.W. NUTTALL, 5368 Private G. MILLIKEN, and 6340 Private J.S. KITCHENER, formed a bombing party. They moved along the trench to bombing range and succeeded in killing or wounding all the garrison and finally rushed the position, capturing the two enemy Machine guns, and established connection with the party on the left of the gap thus securing communication with the left Brigade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal