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Photograph - Private Albert Edward Kemp, 1916-1917 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.
|Dimensions:||505 mm (Height), 407 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||death mourning, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, making history - kemp mourning collection|
|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|
|People Depicted:||Albert Edward Kemp|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Person Depicted:||Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Victoria, Australia, 1916-1917|