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Memo - Department of Defence, District Pay Office, Money Order, 24 Oct 1916 Document Reg. No: HT 13568

Memo relating to money order payment of 'allotment' prior to the embarkation of Private Albert Edward Kemp for war in Europe. It is stamped 24 Oct 1916 - the day before his ship departed.

Albert Edward Kemp was a 32-year-old butcher living in Caulfield and married to Annie Josephine, when he enlisted. He and Annie had a daughter, Ethel Mavis, and a baby son, George Percival. Albert enlisted at Royal Park on 4 October 1916, and was assigned to the 22nd Reinforcements, 6th Battalion - regimental number 6800. His battalion left Melbourne on 25 October 1916 - just 21 days after he enlisted. He was shipped to France on 27 March and was taken on strength on 4 April. On 21 September 1917, Albert died in the trenches in Glencorse Wood, Belgium. His body was never found. He is commemorated at 29 The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.60 cm (Width), 13.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, death mourning, world war i 1914-1918, 1 or 1 1, 1 1, 1 and 1 1, or 1 1--, order by 1000, or a a, making history - kemp mourning collection
Themes this item is part of: 6th Battalion Diary Extract, September 1917, Albert Edward Kemp Mourning Collection, Albert Edward Kemp, AIF (1884-1917), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: Text: Department of Defence/DISTRICT PAY OFFICE/Melbourne, 1st November, 1915/MEMO./The enclosed Money Order covers payment of Allotment up to/the day prior to embarkation 24 OCT 1916/Future payments of the Allotment will not be made by Money Order, but/by means of an Allotment Certificate, which you will obtain on personal/application at the Post Office at which the enclosed Money Order is payable./You will be notified when to collect the Certificate, which shows the date/of which the future payments fall due, and must be presented together with/a form of receipt, which the Postmaster will supply, at the time the payment/is claimed/If after obtaining the Allotment Certificate you are unable to attend/personally to collect any future payment, an order may be obtained from the/Postmaster to authorize the collection of the amount by some person over/the age of 16 years./Any enquiries you may desire to make in connexion with the payment/of the Allotment should be made from the Postmaster./A. Bolle,/District Paymaster.
Date Issued: 24 Oct 1916
Date Printed: 01 Nov 1915
Person Named: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 24 Oct 1916

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