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RAMC profile of:
David Alexander KITTO
[Service No:  60087]

Place or Date
of Birth:
Barry, Forfar on 26th September 1886

Service Number: 60087

TF Number:

Rank: Sjt


Attached To: H.M.H.S. "Britannic"

Enlistment Location: Harthill

Also Served: 37th Field Ambulance

Outcome: Killed in action

Date Died: 30/11/1917
Age Died: 32

Where Buried and/or Commemorated: France - Terlincthun British Cemetery, Pas de Calais


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Other Information:

David was educated at St Andrews University - entering as a student in science in 1908, he left in 1912. He then became a school teacher at Harthill Public School, Lanarks He joined the R.A.M.C. in June 1915. and after training for some months at the Alexandra Military Hospital, Cosham, and Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, was promoted to Serjeant, and sailed on the Britannic from December 1915 to March 1916. He went to France in May 1916, attached to the 37th Field Ambulance. He was killed by a shell at Bourlon Wood. David's Lieutenant Colonel wrote: His good work and gallantry during the action were brought to my notice by the officer commanding the stretcher-bearers." David was the son of Thomas and Margaret (nee Hosie) Kitto of Coral Cottage, Braefoot, Carnoustie; and the husband of Isabella Scott Maclure Kitto of 3 Fergus Square, Arbroath, Forfarshire. His brother, Serjeant George Kitto, served in the Royal Flying Corps [Will SC70/8/661/20]

Additional Information: Date Added: Thursday 18 December, 2008
Photograph and Obituary courtesy of Neil Munro

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