25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


Harold Joe Goodenough KEMMISH


Medal card : Pte. - 25th London Regt.
Medal roll : 25th London R. Pte., Attached to Infantry Base Depot 1(a) 21.7.17 to 9.8.17.,
                   Posted to 10th London R. 1(a) France 10.8.17 to 14.4.18.


Born in 1893 in Ciswick, the son of Alfred, a gas fitter, and Sarah.


'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19' under the heading "25th (County of London) Battalion (Cyclists)" :-

Kemmish, Harold Joseph, resident Kensington, enlisted Fulham, 741538, L/Cpl., died of wounds, France & Flanders, 14 Apr 1918.


In Memory of

Lance Corporal Harold Joe Goodenough KEMMISH

741538, London Regiment (Cyclists) posted to 2nd/10th Bn., London Regiment

who died age 25 on 14 April 1918

Son of Alfred and Sarah E Kemmish, of 175, Church St., Kensington, London.

Remembered with honour Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave Ref. II. C. 20.

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Namps-au-Val British Cemetery , Somme , France.
At the end of March 1918, when the German offensive in Picardy began, the 41st, 50th and 55th Casualty Clearing Stations came to Namps-au-Val, remaining until the middle of April. Almost all the burials in the cemetery were carried out by them, but nine graves in Plot II, Row D, were brought after the Armistice from CONTY FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY . The cemetery contains 408 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and one from the Second World War. There are also 16 French war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Namps-au-Val is a village in the Department of the Somme approximately 16 kilometres south-west of Amiens . The British Cemetery is between the village and the railway station.

[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]


 

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