26 April 2021

CEF Beechwood Burial: Herbert Kitcheman

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire on 30 November 1869, son of Robert (John?) and Mary Ellen nee Limbert. In the 1881 census, he was in the home of his uncle Edward and aunt Mary Kitcheman. They came to Ottawa in 1883.

He was in the Active Militia in Ottawa in 1886; a civil servant with the Ottawa Post Office as of 13 April 1889. Herbert Kitcheman married Harriet Wilson in Ottawa on 31 October 1892.

Continuing service as a letter carrier, he enlisted for service in South Africa with the Royal Canadian Field Artillery from December 1899 to January 1901 receiving three clasps to his Queen's Medal.

For the Great War, he enlisted from his home at 161 Arlington Avenue with the 69th Battalion Canadian Forestry Corps, Service Number: 2157329. Serving in Canada, England and France he was injured when a tree fell on him and subsequently discharged as unfit. 

He died at Davisville Hospital in Toronto on 26 April 1921 of carcinoma of the neck and cardiac failure and is interred in Sec. 41. Lot 35. South part at Beechwood Cemetery.

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