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Ernest Orchard KITTO

Regimental number19920
Date of birth6 July 1896
Place of birthBaroota, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers Catholic College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPark Road, Kensington Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W J Kitto, Park Road, Kensington Park, South Australia
Previous military service79th Infantry
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date16 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 19919 Driver Charles Albert KITTO, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919; 650 Sergeant Eugene Samuel KITTO, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Gassed, 16 September 1918; remained with battery.
Date of death3 May 1964

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