John Dixon KITCHEN


KITCHEN, John Dixon

Service Numbers: 487, 487A
Enlisted: 8 February 1916, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Guildford, Victoria, 1 May 1867
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 30 July 1918, aged 51 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 487, Liverpool, New South Wales
13 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 487, 36th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 487, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
30 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, SN 487A, 33rd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

John Dixon KITCHEN was born on 1st May, 1867 in Guildford, Victoria

His parents were Edward Nicholson KITCHEN and Dorothea (Dora) WATSON

He married Florence Harriet BRUCE in Victoria in 1894


"...487, later 487A, Private John Dixon Kitchen, 36th Battalion, of Leichhardt, NSW. A storeman prior to enlisting in February 1916, Kitchen stated on his enlistment forms that he was 43 when he was in fact 49, four years older than the acceptable age limit. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Beltana (A72) on 13 May 1916 and arrived in France for service on the Western Front in November 1916. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in August 1917 and Corporal in November. On 17 January 1918 he was promoted to Sergeant and, the following day, to Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS). In April 1918 CQMS Kitchen was transferred to the 33rd Battalion. He was killed in action in France, on 30 July 1918, aged 51." - SOURCE (