1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Joseph Ernest Kemp

Contributed by: Andrew Kemp, on 2008-11-01

J.E. Kemp
First Name Joseph Ernest
Surname Kemp
Year of Birth 1883
Year of Death 1914
Regiment Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Bradford, West Yorkshire

Joseph Ernest's Story

9096 Pte J.E. Kemp, 2Bn Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment

Remembering: Joseph Ernest Kemp, 2Bn Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regt and all other's who fell during 'The Battle of Mons 1914'. When War was declared on the 4th August 1914, Joseph Ernest Kemp was an electric Tram Car Conductor in Bradford. He was married to Norah Ann Kemp and they had a daughter Cissie age 18 months and son Joseph Ernest (Jr) age 2 months (my Grandfather). He was also a reservist with The Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment and upon mobilisation re-joined his Regiment in Dublin and was in France by the 16th. He was KIA on the 24th August 1914 (less than three weeks after being mobilised) during The battle of Mons and has a headstone marked 'Burried near this spot' in Hautrage Military cemetary. Rest in peace, you and your comrades will never be forgotten.

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