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Francis Alfred KEMP

Regimental number3824
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationBush Labourer
AddressDorrigo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G Kemp, Dorrigo, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'He led his men very gallantly during the operations in front of REINCOURT on 3rd May. He reorganised his men and led a bombing attack along the enemy trench. Although slightly wounded he did not withdraw until the Battalion was relieved. During the whole of the operations Sergeant KEMP's behaviour was most exemplary.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsUncle: 5772 Pte Walter Leslie PEAKE, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917; Cousin: 5615 Pte Walter Edward PEAKE, 19th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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