condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Hector Arthur Kitto


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hector Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Kitto AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    14458 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    14458 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.259 Driver/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.259
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.259
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Hector Kitto was the son of Arthur and Venia Kitto, of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    2 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXVIII. B. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Hector Arthur Kitto by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Hector Arthur Kitto

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • My Mum was your sister Valma. She always kept you alive with stories about your childhood. Mum loved you dearly. A bit of a prankster weren't you. Although like many we lost you to the war. But you will never be forgotten. I feel so proud that my uncle went to war to make our country a safer place to live in. Anzac day is huge in NZ proud of our men. Thank you Uncle Hector we love and respect you. Karen xx
    Public - Karen Myrle - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • I remember Grandma talking about you often. She loved and missed you so so much. You lived on in Grandmas memories and now her memories live on in us. I am humbled by and greatful for your contribution to our freedom.
    Public - Shona - Other Relative - 17 April 2015



Contribute ›
  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.259 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
20 April 2015Karen MyrleHastings NZOther Relative
17 April 2015ShonaNapier, New Zealand Other Relative
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.