Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
20801   Private William James Kempton
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Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 02/07/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
12th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
William James Kempton was born around 1866 in the Ardtrea area. He enlisted in October 1888, aged 23. He served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in India and took part in the South African War in October 1899. He returned home in August 1900 after a bout of jaundice and served a further year until October 1901. He enlisted again on 6th April 1915 when he was 44 years old. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a blacksmith in Coagh. Private Kempton was discharged in January 1918, because he was no longer physically fit for service. He had served in the army for a total of 15 years.
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 2 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Kempton family Lists William James as age 35 living with his family at house 38 in Great George's Street, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Kempton family Lists William James as age 46 living with his family at house 30 in Great George's Street, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Military documents of William J Kempton - batch 3
4 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Military documents of William J Kempton - batch 1
5 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) 3 Military documents of William J Kempton - batch 2
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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