The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal James Kemp

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: James Kemp

Ancestor's date of birth: 1866

Ancestor's date of death: 1946

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 1299

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Bathurst

Units: Army Medical Corps (NSW), Commonwealth Medical Corps (VIC).

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 08/12/1915

Murray Page: 26, 317

Contingent: First New South Wales, First Commonwealth of Australia

Ship: Kent, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 02/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Detail not provided.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: With NSW Medical Team: December 1899 - December 1900 in Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal. With Commonwealth Medical Team: March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Re-enlisted 8/12/1915 aged 49 years, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, France. Stated his age as 45 years. His son, Claude Harold Kemp, was killed in action, France, 25th September 1917, 54th Battalion. James moved from Portland N.S.W. to Bell Street Keiraville following the war and worked as a coalminer.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Louise Jeanette Roy, Port Kembla NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece


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