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Born in Ballarat, Arthur Phillip Percival Kemp was a single 18 year old grocer at the time of his enlistment on the 19th of January 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on the 17th of April 1915.
On the 5th of August 1915, Arthur was wounded in action in Gallipoli. On the 15th of August he was admitted to the 21st General Hospital in Alexandria with gunshot wounds to his left thigh. He rejoined his battalion on the 3rd of January 1916.
On the 6th of February 1917 he was promoted to Corporal, and then on the 8th of February was promoted to Sergeant. On May the 15th 1917, Arthur was promoted to Second Lieutenant, and then Lieutenant on the 11th of September 1917.
Arthur was awarded the Military Cross on the 3rd of December 1918.
He returned to Australia on the 15th of February 1919 and was discharged on the 9th of April 1919.
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