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Kenneth James GITTUS

Regimental number196
Place of birthMacquarie Plains, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGretna, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Gittus, Gretna, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialH.A.C. Cemetery (Special Memorial, A.13), Ecoust-St. Mein, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Harriet GITTUS, Gretna, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6832 Pte Leslie Albert GITTUS, 12th Bn, killed in action, 3 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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