Walter Kidd

Walter George Kidd

Walter George Kidd was born at Glen Osmond and raised just outside of Adelaide. He lived on a farm with his mother, Elizabeth Kidd, and his father, Edward William Kidd, in a place then known as Chicago, which is near Yatala. On March the 4th 1916, at the age of 22 years and 11 months, Walter enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces. At this time he was 5'7" and weighed 133lbs,  had a fresh looking complexion, hazel eyes and light brown hair. Walter was single and was employed as a farmer on his own and other farms.

After enlisting, Walter was taken on strength by the 5th Pioneer Battalion. He embarked Adelaide on the "Ivernia" on his way to the Westen Front. He first entered the front lines on the 25th August 1916. 8 months later he was admitted to hospital with gastro enteritis. He rejoined his unit, to be Killed in Action, when a bomb dropped by a plane flying over head landed on his dugout near Ypres on the 30th September 197.  Another 8 men were  killed by this bomb. 

He is buried in White House Cemetery in St. Jeans-les-Ypres in Plot III, Row S, Grave 13. May he Rest in Peace.


Commemorated by


Belinda Eastham