December 29, 1866, Ackworth, Yorkshire, England.
February 10, 1930, Paris, France.
Abney Park Cemetery, London, England.
Kitching came to Christ at a Salvation Army (SA) meeting in Bristol, England. He became a SA officer in 1888, and served in Britain, France, Switzerland, and Belgium. He was secretary to SA founder William Booth (1909–12), to SA General Bramwell Booth (1912–14), SA International Secretary for Europe (1914–16), SA Editor-in-Chief (1921–29), and head of the SA Literary Department and Translations Bureau. His son Wilfred became General of the SA in 1954.