Harvey Kemp M.M

1894 Apr 29. Born Whitney, Oxfordshire.

1901 census at Cape Terrace, Witney

1911 census at 62 Mill Street Witney Oxon

Enlisted in the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry as a private in the TF (No.4177) and served in France & Belgium with the 2/4th Bn (No.201387).

1916 May 26. Landed in France

1917 Nov 2. Gazetted MM

1918 Jun 26. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. :Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.—Harvey Kemp, M.M.

1918 Jun 25. He was discharged having been granted a commission.

1919 Dec 26. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I. Temp. 2nd Lt. H. Kemp, M.M., to be temp. Lt. It would appear that he went back into the army to serve in North Russia

1920 Feb 18. Oxf. and Bucks. L.I. Temp. Lt. H. Kemp, M.M., relinquishes his commission on completion of service, 18 Feb. 1920, and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Aug 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 304. A member of 'J' Company,

1921 Feb 13. The local IRA mounted an attack on the auxiliaries using the Billiard Room on the ground floor of the Macroom Town Hall. IRA men John Crowley, Jimmy Murphy, Dennis Kelleher were the men attacking. They threw 2 bombs through the window and opened fire. They wounded 3 Auxiliaries. From the compensation claims the wounded were T/C Harvey Kemp £600, T/C Jennings £200, T/C Matson £150

1921 Aug 4 to 20 Aug on Leave

1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Living in26-28-30 Colebrook Road , Southborough,U.D., Kent, with Elsie K Kemp. He is a Publican

1940 Sep 19 He has joined the Pioneer Corps : The personal number of Lt. Harvey KEMP, M.M. is 136994

1942 Jul 17. Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) Harvey KEMP, M.M. (136994), from R.P. Corps (Emerg. Commn.) to be Capt.,1st Mar. 1947, with seniority 17th July 1942

1950 Mar 1. Capt. H. KEMP, M.M. (136994), relinquishes his commn. on completion of service, and is granted the hon. rank of Maj

1984 May. Died Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire

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