2nd Lt. Frank Frederick Kitching, Northants Regt

1894 Oct 2. Born Tewkesbury, Gloucs.

1901 census - I cannot find the family

1911 census at Pound House, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

1915 Mar 29. Landed in France

1919 Feb 6. Commissioned in Northamptonshire Regt. This was a "Commission on Discharge"

 

1920 Dec 29. Joins the ADRIC with service no 1346. Posted to A Coy. These are photographs that he took while in Kilkenny

 

 

 

1921 Apr 23. He witnessed the trench crash of the Ford car in which were travelling. A car containing Driver Biggs and Platoon Commander M. McLeod (McLeod was struck off ADRIC as a deserter on 10 Sep 1921) and Section Leader F White ran into a trench. T/Cadet SG Williams who was in one of 2 accompanying tenders also gave evidence. T/C FF Kitching took the photo and was in a following tender. The implication is that Kitching was in the Platoon of M McLeod and the Section of F White

 

1921 Jul. The truce came in, so this is after that date.

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC.

1922 Oct 9. Married in Upton upon Severn, Worcs to Gwendoline Corelli Davis

1939 Register A Watchmaker & Jeweller living at Havans House Old Street , Upton-on-Severn R.D., Worcestershire with wife Gwendoline

1975 Mar. Died Worcester aged 80.

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