Private Harold Ronald Kempson

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Sep 1916

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

18 Inkerman Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Heilly Station Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Pte Harold Ronald Kempson, 43563, 140th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), died on September 22nd, 1916, from wounds sustained in action on the Somme. He was aged 34 and had lived at 18 Inkerman Street, Luton.

Born in Luton in 1882, the son of David and Elizabeth Kempson, he had married Florence Mary (nee Going) in 1909. In 1911 the couple were living at 20 Hampton Road, Luton, with their 10-month-old son Albert Edward. At the time Ronald, as he was known, was a straw hat machinist. He had previously served in the Beds Regiment (5323).

Florence remarried in 1922.


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Author: Deejaya

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