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55831 Private Edward Kitchen

55831 Private Edward Kitchen was born in Retford, Nottinghamshire in 1899; he was one of four children (only son) to Edward and Eliza Kitchen. Edward’s father was a railway man and his mother died around 1910. On the 1911 census Edward with his father and three sisters lived with his grandmother at 109 Whinney Moor Lane, Retford.


Edward enlisted in Retford after 1916, there are no surviving Military Service records for him and his Medal Index Card doesn’t give us any information, only his Regiment, Regimental number and the medal entitlement. Not long after Edward enlisted his father and sisters moved to 14 Alderhay Lane, Rookery, Mow Cop, this is the contact address the Commonwealth War Graves Commission had for them in the 1920’s.

Medal Card