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Photograph - Private Albert Edward Kemp, 1916-1917 Image Reg. No: MM 91503

Unframed service photo of Private Albert Edward Kemp, who served in France and Belgium in World War I.

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.
Hand-coloured black and qhite studio portrait (silver gelatin photograph) adhered (crookedly) to brown cardboard. Foxing and losses to image have been repaired by Museum Victoria.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 407 mm (Width), 505 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: death mourning, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, making history - kemp mourning collection, bonner
Themes this item is part of: Albert Edward Kemp Mourning Collection, Albert Edward Kemp, AIF (1884-1917), 6th Battalion Diary Extract, September 1917, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: portraits
People Depicted: Albert Edward Kemp
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Victoria, Australia, 1916-1917
  1. [Book], Garrie Hutchinson, Remember Them; a Guide to Victoria's Wartime Heritage, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2009, 30-2 Pages

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