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Private Sidney KITCHINGHAM, G/1934, 7th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 1st October 1916, age 22.  

Born Rainham, Kent, son of Henry John and Emma Kitchingham, of New Barn Farm, Cooling, Rochester, Kent.


1911 Census - White House, New Barn, Cooling, Rochester, Kent - H J Kitchingham, head, age 44, married, farm bailiff, worker, born Sheldwich, Kent; E Kitchingham, wife, age 45, married 24 years, 6 children, all still alive, born Stockbury, Kent; S Kitchingham, son, age 17, single, waggoners mate, worker, born Rainham, Kent; Doris Kitchingham, daughter, age 8, school, born Cooling, Kent; Bertie Kitchingham, son, age 6, school, born Cooling, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 20 years & 164 days, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 116lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.  Formerly labourer.

Brother, Ernest Kitchingham, Spendiff Cottages, Cooling, Kent.

Home 7th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF 26th July 1915 to 1st October 1916.

7th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, posted BEF; 26th July 1915, embarked.

26th October 1920, Statement of Relatives - Father, H J Kitchingham, New Barn Farm, Cooling, Rochester, Kent; Mother, Emma Kitchingham, New Barn Farm, Cooling, Rochester, Kent; Brothers - two; Sisters - three.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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