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Arthur Philip Percival KEMP

Regimental number1966
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Francis Kemp, 229 Raglan Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Fancis and Ellen KEMP

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during an advance. When an enemy strong point offered a determined resistance, he took charge of his company, the company commander having been killed, and led them with great determination against the strong point, whic he captured, with a large number of prisoners. He then led his men forward to the final objective. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 October 1922
Age at death25
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery, Victoria

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