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Hubert Holland KEMPE

Regimental number3764
Place of birthBurraga New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Bernard Stacy Kempe, Vincent Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military service16th Infantry
Enlistment date12 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3764A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 July 1919

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 July 1919

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'South of STRAZEELE, on the afternoon of the 11th July, 1918, this man was a member of a small patrol which left our lines with the object of capturing an enemy post, such an operation, owing to the daylight, being attended with great danger. The patrol captured two of the garrison and killed three. Next morning he again went out with a similar patrol and took a leading part in the work which resulted in the capture of 28 of the enemy, 4 machine guns, and a penetration of a couple of hundred yards into a portion of the enemy's lines where good opportunity for concealment existed, a fact which rendered the work both difficult and dangerous. He showed great courage and dash and performed most valuable work in keeping his officer informed of what was happening on either flank, very often being compelled to pass through machine gun fire in order to carry out this duty.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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