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Letter - Department of Repatriation to Mrs A. J. Kemp, Pension Increase, 8 Sep 1920 Document Reg. No: HT 13758

Summary:
Letter from the Victorian branch of the Department of Repatriation to Mrs A. J. Kemp, widow of World War I soldier Private Kemp, killed in action 21 September 1917.

The letter, dated 8 September 1920, advises her that since her pension was increased under the new Repatriation Act of 1920, her Living Allowance was cancelled from 1 September 1920. Her living allowance had been £1/14 (confirmed in HT 13760).

Annie was struggling to raise two children on her own, and was subsequently evicted by her landlord in 1922.
Description:
Single-page letter, typed on blue paper printed with Department of Repatriation contact information. The letter has been signed by the Acting Deputy Commissioner.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.70 cm (Width), 16.70 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, death mourning, accounting, domestic economy, 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: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/DEPARTMENT OF REPATRIATION/VICTORIAN BRANCH/ST. KILDA ROAD/MELBOURNE/8th September 1920/Dear Madam/I have to inform you that in view/of the fact that your pension has been increased under the/new Repatriation Act of 1920, as from 1/7/20, your Living/Allowance has been cancelled as from that date.
Author: Department of Repatriation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 08 Sep 1920
Addressed To: Mrs Annie Kemp
In Memory Of: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)

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