Service Number: 3855
Enlisted: 13 September 1915, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Hartlepool, England, 1885
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Machinist
Died: Killed in action, France, 2 April 1917
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Special Memorial B, 16 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved husband of Sarah Kemsley
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board, Prospect Roll of Honour G-Z WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3855, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
7 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3855, 27th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3855, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
2 Apr 1916: Transferred Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 27 Battalion to the 50th Battalion at Serapeum
16 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3855, Shell wound to the leg and evacuated to England on 19 August 2016
2 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3855, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Roert and Margaret Kemsley; husband of Sarah Kemsley of Alexander Street, Prospect, SA. Last known address was Childers Street, North Adelaide, SA.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal