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Private W E Kemp


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Private William Edward KEMP, G/11268, 8th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound in head), whilst a Prisoner of War at War Hospital, Bohain, France, 31st March 1918.  

Born Plaistow, Essex,

Enlisted  Maidstone, Kent, age 29 years & 8 days, height 5ft 6 inches.  Resided 1 George St, Maidstone, Kent.  Formerly labourer.

29th December 1915, Register Office, Maidstone, Kent, married Ethel Florence Curtis.

Children - William Edward Kemp, born 14th December 1910; Ivy Ethel Kemp, born 1st February 1914; Winifred Clara Kemp, born 19th April 1917, Maidstone, Kent.

Home, 17th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF, 3rd May 1916 to 13th June 1916; Home, 14th June 1916 to 31st October 1916; BEF, 1st November 1916 to 31st March 1918.

17th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th November 1915, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 4th May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 9th June 1916, 140 Field Ambulance, wounded left hand, left leg; 10th June 1916, 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, bomb wound, detonator, left hand, left leg; 10th June 1916, Court of Enquiry found wound was accidental, due mishandling a detonator; 14th June 1916, to England, Hospital Ship, "St Denis", bomb wound left hand, accidental; 14th June 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st October 1916, forfeits 16 days pay; 1st November 1916, posted BEF; 3rd November 1916, embarked; 21st November 1916, joined 8th Battalion, In the Field; 21st March 1918, posted missing.

1st December 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 32/6 a week, payable to wife, will cease.

20th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Ethel Florence Kemp, 97 Cottenham Road, Upper Holloway; Children - William E Kemp, born 14th January 1901; Ivy Ethel Kemp, born February 1904; Winifred Clara Kemp, born 1917; Father, dead; Mother, dead; Brothers - 1 address not known; Sisters - none, 1, address not known; Grandparents, address not known.

Buried at Premont British Cemetery, IV. B. 50., France.


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