Raymond Robert KEMP

KEMP, Raymond Robert

Service Numbers: 286, Q218348
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Clifton, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th (Townsville) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Mackay, Queensland, 20 December 1890
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Mackay State School
Occupation: Dental assistant
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 12 February 1972, aged 81 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 286, Clifton, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 286, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 286, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 286, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
13 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, Australian Army Dental Corps
3 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 286, Australian Army Dental Corps

World War 2 Service

15 Sep 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant, SN Q218348, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Ayr, Queensland
16 Sep 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant, SN Q218348, 16th (Townsville) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...286 Staff Sergeant Raymond Robert Kemp. Born at Mackay and educated at the Mackay State and High Schools. Son of William Thomas and Elizabeth Kemp, of Highgate Hill, South Brisbane. On the 10th March, 1920, was married to Winifred May Fern, daughter of the late Matthew, and the late Adelaide Mary Fern. Enlisted 23rd August, and embarked 23rd September, 1914, with 2nd Light Horse Regiment. Saw service at Egypt and Gallipoli, where he was wounded, and invalided to Malta. During convalescence was appointed Assistant Dentist to Captain Rust. Was later sent to England with enteric fever, and contracted bronchial pneumonia, and classified as unfit for further active service, and resumed duty with the 9th Dental Unit at Southall (London), Codford, and Wareham. Returned on "Karoola " in January, 1919, and discharged in June, 1919." - from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War

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