Albert Edward Kemp, died 26th October 1917, aged 19.
Private 41747, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.
Albert Kemp, the tenth of eleven children, was born on 3rd July 1898 and brought up at Ladham Farm Cottages, Goudhurst. He sang in the church choir and worked at Mr. Ward’s bakery at Tattlebury before enlisting in October 1916. It appears to have been a year before he eventually went abroad, but he died of wounds within only three weeks, at a time when the Third Battle of Ypres was reaching its climax on the slopes approaching the village of Passchendaele. Three of his older brothers who joined up before him all survived. Albert Kemp is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery near the French/Belgian border.
Parish Magazine, St Mary’s, Goudhurst, December 1917
Pte. Albert Kemp was born and brought up at Goudhurst. He was for some years a member of the Choir. He worked at Mr Ward’s Bakery until he joined the Army. His service was only just a year and he had been only three weeks in France when he met his death.
Kent & Sussex Courier 14th December 1917
Private Albert Kemp (son of Mr Thomas Kemp, Ladham Cottages), born and brought up at Goudhurst, and for some years a member of the Church Choir, worked at Mr Ward’s bakery until he joined the Army. His service was only just a year and he had been only three weeks in France when he met his death.