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John Fleming KITHER

Regimental number1029A
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressRamsgate Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMrs. M. L. Kither, Ramsgate Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A21 Marere on 16 August 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 12 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialBeirut British War Cemetery (Grave No. 357), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Glenelg Congregational Church (now St Andrew's Uniting Church) Roll of Honor: 'For right. For Liberty'. Central panel listing members of the church who died is headed: 'Faithful unto death'. Commemorated in St Jude's Church of England Cemetery, Brighton, South Australia. Parents: John Torraine and Phoebe KITHER; husband of M.L. KITHER, Glenelg, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine, Syria

Died of acute bronchitis and pleurisy.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KITHER John Fleming

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