SGT. R. KEMP
1103 - 10th Light Horse (AIF)
Sgt. Robert Kemp enlisted into the Australian Imperial Force on 11th March 1915 in Western Australia aged 19 stating his previous occupation as a "Labourer". He was dispatched to Egypt in the 7th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Kanowna (30th June 1915) where his unit served until the cessation of hostilities follow the end of the First World War after the Egyptian Uprising against the British. His records show he joined his unit at the Gallipoli Peninsula, travelling around the Mediterranean and Middle East to such areas as Abbasia and Heliopolis. He returned to Australia aboard the SS Oxfordshire, setting sail from Kantara, Egypt on 4th July 1919, arriving in Fremantle on 4th August 1919. He was discharged on 3rd October 1919.
Kemp applied for his medals nearly 50 years later in 1967, under the address of 75 Lyall St, Kalgoorlie, WA:
"Dear Sir, I wish to apply for an application form for Medallion and Badge, ANZAC medallion. Regimental 1103 number / 10th Light Horse W.A. Served at Gallipoli"
Kemp was entitled to the 1914/1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
His service records are available online at the National Archives of Australia - Series: B2455 Item: 7368901
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