HITCH, Kenneth Pringle
(Service number 82530)

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Date 23 April 1895 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment King Street, Timaru
Occupation Tinsmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mr W. HITCH (father), Stafford Street, Timaru
Religion Congregational
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 7 June 1983 Age 88 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Crematorium & Cemetery, Wellington
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Kenneth Pringle Hitch was the second son of Watson and Isabella (Bella, née Kellahan) Hitch, and a brother of Gordon Edgar Hitch who died of wounds in 1918 and of Leonard John Watson Hitsch who also served in World War One..Like his brothers he was educated at the Timaru Main School.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal ffairs) [18 February 2017]; Karori crematorium & Cemetery records (Wellington City Council) [18 February 2017]

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