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Robert H. Kitchen

Private

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: D. Roberts
  • Plaque: 2052

Additional Info

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Biography

Born in Avoca, Victoria, George Robert Kitchen was a 33 year old widowed labourer at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 22nd of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on the 26th of November 1915.
On the 26th of July 1916, George was wounded in action. He was invalided to the U.K on the 4th of August 1916, and admitted to the 1st Southern General Hospital in Edgbaston, Birmingham on the 6th of August with gunshot wounds to his chest, right arm, and left leg.
George returned to Australia on the 12th of May 1917 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 15th of June 1917.

Tree No. 2052

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour