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Form - Notice of Objection to Deceased Soldier Being on Electoral Roll, State of Victoria, 1918 Document Reg. No: HT 13763

Letter addressed to Albert Edward Kemp, who was killed in action in World War I in 1917. The letter was sent months after his death, and objects to his name being kept on the electoral roll since he has 'ceased to reside within any Division of the Electorate named'.

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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.30 cm (Width), 17.30 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: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Parliamentary Politics
Tertiary Classification: electoral materials
Inscriptions: Text: FORM D./STATE OF VICTORIA/THE CONSTITUTION ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1915/NOTICE OF OBJECTION/Electoral District of BOOROONDARA/CAULFIELD EAST Division/To Albert Edward Kemp/I HEREBY OBJECT to your name being retained upon the Annual/General List of Electors for the above Division of the above-named Electoral/District now awaiting revision, and the ground of my objection is the/following:-/That you have ceased to reside within any Division of the Electorate named./Dated this 20 day of April 1918.
Date Inscribed: Victoria, Australia, 20 Apr 1918
Person Named: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)

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