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Peter KEMP

Regimental number3301
Place of birthNewcastle on Tyne, England
AddressCottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 4.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Kemp, 84 Rawling Road, Gateshead-on-Tyne, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1917
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 22), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Helen KEMP, 84 Rawling Road, Bensham, Gateshead, England. Native of Newcastle, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 26 August 1917.

Marched into 10th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville, 5 November 1917.

Found guilty, 19 November 1917, of being out of bounds in that he was in Swallowscliffe Road at about 2300 hours without a pass: award, forfeits 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 19 December 1917.

Proceded to unit, 20 December 1917; taken on strength of 44th Bn, in the field, 24 December 1917.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEMP Peter

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