The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Kemp


Private William KEMP, G/12672, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd October 1917,  age 25.

Born 10th April 1893, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Enlisted 18th March 1916, Tunbridge Wells,  Kent, resided Tunbridge Wells,  Kent. Formerly gardener.

Son of Joseph Benjamin Kemp, of 32 Upper Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent / 53, Houseland Road, Tonbridge, Kent.

Educated St Johns School, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Served with the Expeditionary Force in France from July 1916.

Second Lieutenant Frank Cook wrote: "I have known him for quite a time, and had a great respect for him, and feel his loss greatly, as does the whole platoon, for he was a splendid soldier."


Commemorated at  Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War shows one initial W (William); CWGC website shows J W (John William).

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