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Receipt - Department of Defence, Pay & Deferred Pay of Deceased Soldier, 15 Aug 1920 Document Reg. No: HT 13578

Pink payee's copy of receipt from the Department of Defence regarding the pay of Private Kemp, killed in action in Western Europe on 21 September 1917. The receipt was apparently issued on 15 August 1920 (although the date is somewhat unclear), and includes amounts 'Paid under Allotment', 'Paid Separation Allowance', 'Debit as per Statement of Account from Abroad' and 'Balance Due'. The total debits come to £162/1/8, with just £6 payable to Private Kemp's widow, Annie Josephine Kemp.

A typed copy of the same calculations, HT 13579, also a payee's copy, is dated 13 July 1920.

Annie struggled financially after the loss of her husband, raising two children on her own.
Pink-coloured receipt, printed with table and extensive text. Completed in blue hand-writing, with purple and black ink stamps.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.80 cm (Width), 20.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, death mourning, world war i 1914-1918, 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: PAY AND DEFERRED PAY OF/DECEASED SOLDIER A.I.F./COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE/Dr. to the Estate of the late No. 6800 Rank Pte Name Kemp A.E. Unit 6 Batn/for Pay and Allowances as per Statement of Account hereunder as a member of the Australian Imperial Force.
Issued By: Department of Defence, 15 Aug 1920

Probably 1918, as the last pay date recorded is December 1917.
Person Named: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Person Named: Mrs Annie Kemp

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