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Spencer J. Kittlety

Private

3rd Light Horse

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Mrs. Pickles
  • Plaque: 948

Additional Info

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Biography

Spencer Francis Kittelty was born in Young, NSW and was an Ironmoulder by trade when he enlisted in Ballarat with the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 13th Reinforcement on 13 July 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916.

He disembarked in Egypt where, in March 1916, he was admitted to hospital in Alexandria suffering from dysentery. He served in Egypt with the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance until January 1917 when he was transferred to the 5th Field Ambulance in France. He had only been in France for a month when he was evacuated to the Woking Military Hospital in England suffering from Trench Feet. He returned to France in October 1917 and served out the remainder of the war. He returned to Australia as a member of the nursing staff on the Armagh, disembarking at Melbourne on May 18th 1919.

Tree No. 948

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour