Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 26th December 1894, Brixton, London.

Baptised: 3rd February 1895, at St. Giles, Camberwell. Parents: Emily Kate & John Kemp, a Jeweller, of 298, Brixton Road, Camberwell.

Died: 4th October 1918; age: 23; died of Tuberculosis of Lungs, at Ipswich.

Residence: 26, Suffolk Road, Foot’s Cray, Kent.

Occupation: a Furniture Salesman.

Enlistment Details: Location: Woolwich; Date: 26th May 1915; Age: 20 years & 180 days. Next of Kin: sister Mrs. Kitty F. Martucci, of 2, Bolsover Street, Great Portland Street, London (husband of Raffaello Martucci). Height: 5ft 7ins.


Date of Entry Therein: 29th October 1915 – France.


Posted Queen’s 29th May 1915.

Transferred Royal Field Artillery – 20th June 1915.

Discharged: 28th January 1916; age: 21. Sickness originated 2 years ago at Woolwich. Admitted: 21st February 1917 – Royal National Hospital, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. 25th October 1917 – Total Incapacity – Sanatorium treatment. Not a result of but aggravated by active service – permanent.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + 1915 Star – Silver War Badge issued 2nd June 1917.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 102734.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 5th ‘C’ Reserve Brigade.

Formerly 5801, Royal West Surrey.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Emily Kate Kemp.




1901   17, Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, London.


John was 6 years old and living with his parents, sister & father’s cousin.

John Kemp, 44, a Jeweller & Pawnbroker, born Camberwell, London.

Emily Kate Kemp (nee Worrall), 34, born Brixton, London.

Kitty Florence Kemp, 8, born Brixton.

Lucy Maria Noble, 20, born Nailsea, Somerset.


John’s mother, Emily Kate Kemp died November 1907, of 17, Camberwell Grove, Camberwell. His father, John Kemp died 1910, Camberwell.


Soldiers’ Effects to Kitty F. Martucci – sister.

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