Description

Title: Lost ANZACs – The Story of Two Brothers

Author: Kerr, Greg

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1997

Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 256 pages

Comments: A great source of information about two Australian brothers in World War one – Hedley Kitchin and George Kitchin. Includes excerpts from the diaries of George Kitchin Kerr and Hedley Kitchin.

Hedley Vernon George KITCHIN

Regimental number 517
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Electrician’s assistant
Address Mitre Tavern, Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 22
Next of kin Mrs C G Kitchin, Mitre Tavern, Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date 17 August 1914
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 6th Battalion
Fate Killed in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death 25 April 1915
Place of burial No known grave
Commemoration details The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 25), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial 47

George Robert KITCHIN

Regimental number 3155
Religion Church of England
Occupation Labourer
Address Avoca PO, Avoca, Victoria
Marital status Widower
Age at embarkation 33
Next of kin Mother, Mrs Mary Lewis, Avoca PO, Avoca, Victoria
Enlistment date 22 July 1915
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915