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Edward William Kemp

Rank: Private

Lifetime: 1897-`1917

Reference: 31130

Private Edward William Kemp of the East Surrey Regiment, the eldest son of Mr Edward and Mrs Ann Kemp of 38 Wick Rd, then in the postal district of Hampton Wick, died, according to a report in The Surrey Comet dated 28 April 1917, from his wounds on 9 March 1917 having been admitted to hospital seven days earlier. Wick Road was at this date within the postal district of Hampton Wick. He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

According to the report, he had enlisted into the 2/6th East Surrey Regiment (Territorial) soon after the outbreak of the war in October 1914, but was transferred in November 1916 to another battalion of the same regiment. He was sent to France in the last week of November 1916. An old boy of St Mark’s School, Teddington,he had been a member of the St Mark’s, Teddington, church choir and troop leader of the 1st South Teddington Scouts. Before enlisting he had been employed by Messrs Ide & Son, Fife Rd, Kingston. His brother was serving in India.

He is commemorated on the Teddington War Memorial and on the war memorial at St Mark’s Church, Teddington. He also has an entry on the Online WW1 War Memorial for Teddington.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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