George Kemp

George Kemp
Rank: Private
Service No: S/12599
Place of Birth: Covesea, Elginshire
Date of Death: 24/04/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (14th Bn.)
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Kemp, Hawthorn Road, Elgin.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Isabella and brother Peter.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: 3rd son of the late Peter Kemp of Dipple, Fochabers, Farm Manager by his wife Isabella (38 Hawthorn Road, Elgin), dau. Of James Sellar; b. Drainie, Moray 30th October 1889; educ. Milne’s Institute, Fochabers; was a Constable in the Lanarkshire Constabulary; enlisted in July, 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from June 1916 and was killed in action at Beauchamp, between Cambrai and Peronne, 24th April 1917. Buried there. A comrade wrote: “He was acting as stretcher-bearer and was killed by a bursting shell while bandaging up a wounded man in a shell-hole. All the boys are giving him the highest praise for the good work he did in the early stages of the attack.
1901 census information:
Address: Dipple Cottages, Speymouth.
Father: Peter (45) farm grieve, born about 1856 in Mortlach, Banffshire.
Mother: Isabella (45) born about 1856 in Mortlach, Banffshire.
Sister: Annie (24) born about 1877 in Glass, Aberdeenshire.
Brother: Alexander (14) born about 1887 in Drainie, Morayshire.
Brother: Peter (13) born about 1888 in Drainie, Morayshire.
Self: George (9) born about 1890 in Drainie, Morayshire.
Brother: William (7) born about 1894 in New Elgin.
Brother: John (6) born about 1895 in Speymouth.
Sister: Mary Jean Kemp (4) born about 1897 in Speymouth.

Also commemorated on the memorial in Rutherglen Old Parish Church.