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Card - Medical Benefits Form 174, Annie Kemp, post 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 13602

Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission Medical Benefits form 174 (revised 1950) for widows, children of deceased members, widowed mothers, widowed stepmothers of deceased unmarried members. It names the beneficiary Mrs. A.J. Kemp of 19 Raleigh St, Malvern. She was the widow of Pte Albert Edward Kemp (service number 6800), who was killed in action in World War I in 1917.

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 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.
Off-white card folded in half with printed text on all sides.
Front cover bears handwritten text in blue ink.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.20 cm (Width), 10.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, death mourning, world war i 1914-1918, repatriation, 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: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: official records
Inscriptions: Text, front of card: FORM 174/(Revised 1950)/COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/Repatriation Commission/MEDICAL BENEFITS/for/Widows, Children of Deceased Members, Widowed Mothers and/Widowed Stepmothers of Deceased Unmarried Members/Name of Beneficiary Mrs. A.J. Kemp/Address of Beneficiary 19 Raleigh St, Malvern/R. No. 12138 R.X. No./In the case of a double orphan the name and address of the appointed guardian to be shown.
Issued By: Repatriation Commission, Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1950
Issued To: Mrs Annie Kemp, Australia, 1950
Date Inscribed: Australia, 1950

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