LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Gilbert Peter KEMP

Service No: 82153
Born: Perth WA, 16 March 1905
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 October 1942
Unit: No. 75 Operational Base Unit, Noonkanbah WA
Died: Ground Accident, 30 April 1944, Aged 39 Years
Buried: Geraldton War Cemetery WA (Reinterred)
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Henry and Mathilda Kemp; husband of Marjory Kemp, of Cannington
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Corporal KEMP accidentally drowned.

No. 75 Operational Base Unit Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 30 April 1944.

Padre Harfield (C. of E.) arrived by Air to conduct burial service of late Cpl. KEMP G.P. Burial carried out as a War Burial in accordance with A.F.O’s. (Air Force Orders) F/Lt Harvey as Burials Officer. A full parade of personnel of R.A.A.F. and a party from A/A (Army Anti-aircraft Artillery) were in attendance.

No. 75 Operational Base Unit Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 2 May 1944.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 82153