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Letter - Australian Military Forces to Mrs A. J. Kemp, War Service Leave Gratuity, 31 May 1920 Document Reg. No: HT 13759

Letter from the District Accounts Office of the Australian Military Forces 3rd Military District to Mrs Annie Josephine Kemp, widow of World War I soldier Private Albert Edward Kemp, who was killed in action in 1917.

The letter explains that an application form is enclosed for completion by Annie before a Justice of the Peace and is to be returned to the District Finance Officer, Military Headquarters.

Annie struggled financially to raise two children on her own, and in 1922 was evicted from her home.
Single page letter, typed in purple on off-white paper. Possibly roneo or carbon copy. Names, address and date have been typed in at a later date from original production. Folds at corners; small tears along edges; has been pinned at upper left corner.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.70 cm (Width), 17.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, death mourning, accounting, domestic economy, 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: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES - 3RD MILITARY DISTRICT/District Accounts Office/Victoria Barracks/MELBOURNE/31st May, 1920/Dear Madam/Re No. 6800 Pte. KEMP A.E. 6th Btn (Deceased)/With reference to War Service Leave Gratuity in respect/of the above-named deceased soldier, I forward herewith an/application form for completion by you before a Justice of the/Peace./This form when completed should be returned to the/District Finance Officer, Military Headquarters, in the Capital/City of the State in which the soldier enlisted, when due/consideration will be given thereto.
Date Made: Australia, 31 May 1920
Person Named: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Addressed To: Mrs Annie Kemp
Author: Australian Military Forces, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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