William David KEMP

Regimental number12/774
Date of birth8 November 1892
Place of birthHawera
AddressRotoorangi, Cambridge
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinDavid Kemp, Rotoorangi, Cambridge
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHamilton
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankCorporal
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Alice Kemp, Te Wera, Stratford
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Corporal, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 10 July 1915 (not yet diagnosed); rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 24 July 1915.

Killed in action, 13 August 1915.

War service: 1 year 1 day (of which 324 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 188, File 18056224

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