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Letter - Department of Repatriation to Mrs Annie J. Kemp, Increased Living Allowance, 7 Feb 1919 Document Reg. No: HT 13760

One-page letter from the Department of Repatriation to Mrs Annie J. Kemp, regarding increased living allowance, dated 7 February 1919. Annie was the widow of World War I soldier Private Albert Edward Kemp, was killed in action in 1917.

The letter responds to Annie's request for increased living allowance, and informs her that she has been granted £1.14.0. per fortnight, with an additional £7.10.7 adjustment of allowance to be forwarded to her post office.

Annie struggled financially after her husband's death, raising two children on her own. The increase in allowance and back-pay would have been very welcome. However, three years later she was evicted from her home for financial reasons.
Letter comprising single sheet of pale grey paper, printed with contact details of Commonwealth of Australia, typed with purple ink and signed. Someone has scrawled calculations on the lower left. Has been folded, and pinned at the upper left corner in the past. Left corners folded back.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 16.70 cm (Length)

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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/STATE OF VICTORIA/WELLINGTON PARADE SOUTH/JOLIMONT, MELBOURNE/7th February 1919/Dear Madam/With reference to your application to this Department/for the increased living allowance, I have to inform you that you/have been granted £1.14.0. per fortnight./An amount of £7.10.7 being adjustment of allowance as/from date of application to 12.2.1919 has been forwarded for your/collection to the Post Office where your pension is made available.
Date Made: 07 Feb 1919
Person Named: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Addressed To: Mrs Annie Kemp
Author: Department of Repatriation

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