Frederick Falls Kemp DDS



Jun 13, 1895

Born at Huntley, Carleton County Ontario to John Wesley and Emily (nee Hatton) Kemp


Feb 22, 1916

Attested into the 154th Battalion at Ottawa Ontario

Ø  Number 633583

Ø  Current address given as 378 Lisgar St, Ottawa Ontario

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs Emily Kemp (mother) of Carp Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Civil Servant – School Teacher

Ø  Previous military experience given as 2 years with the Governor General’s Foot Guard

Ø  Religion given as Methodist


May 1, 1916

Promoted to the provisional rank of Sergeant


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Halifax Nova Scotia


Appointed to rank of Acting Sargeant


Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Jan 31, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp

Shortly after the formation of the battalion it was moved to Seaford to train reinforcements for the front


Jul 12, 1917

Admitted to the Ravens Croft Canadian Military Hospital at Eastbourne with a sprained left wrist


Aug 6, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Aug 25, 1917

Reverted to rank of Private at his own request in order to proceed to the front


Aug 27, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Aug 28, 1917

Arrived at No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 448 reinforcements from England and TOS the 21st Battalion


Sep 6, 1917

After leaving the base depot Private Kemp joined the 21st Battalion resting in Villers au Bois, France


Dec 12, 1917

Admitted to the No. 58 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a diagnosis that reads Bronchitis


Dec 13, 1917

Transferred via the No. 23 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No 3 Canadian General Hospital at Boulogne


Dec 19, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. Denis


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Fort Pitt Military Hospital in Chatham and Pleurisy was added to the diagnosis

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Jan 25, 1918

Transferred to the Glovers Hospital, Sittingbourne


Mar 15, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Mar 19, 1918

Re-admitted to the Glovers Hospital, Sittingbourne with a relapse of his Pleurisy symptoms


Apr 8, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Apr 19, 1918

Placed On Command to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Casualty Depot) at Seaford

Granted sick leave until May 1, 1918


May 25, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Sep 26, 1918

Ceases to be on Command to 3rd CCD and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Oct 17, 1918

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Corporal with pay


Dec 11, 1918

Attached to No 3 MD (Military District) Wing at Rhyl pending return to Canada


Dec 21, 1918

Ceases to be attached to No 3 MD on returning to Canada and embarked the SS Carmania at Liverpool


Dec 30, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


Dec 31, 1918

Taken On Strength the MD #3 Sub Depot in Ottawa

Granted leave with subsistence until January 14, 1919


Jan 20, 1919

Admitted to the CCGP (County of Carleton General Protestant) Hospital, Rideau St., Ottawa for observation and a diagnosis that reads NYD (Not Yet Determined)

Doctor’s notes indicate that he had suspected Tuberculosis of in his lungs


Jan 23, 1919

Discharged from hospital


Jan 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Lance Corporal

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge RR #3, Carp, Ontario


Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 7 Iriving Ave., Ottawa, Ontario


Oct 17, 1919

Medical Board at Toronto Ontario notes:

Ø  Address given as 253 McCaul St., Toronto

Ø  Original disease Bronchitis and Pleurisy

Ø  Caused from exposure in the trenches in France

Ø  Suffers from partial loss of respiratory function and constant cough

Ø   Will require additional medical care

Ø  Probable duration deemed to be indefinite

Following his discharge, Frederick Falls Kemp enrolled in the University of Toronto and graduated in 1922 with a degree in Dentistry.  He then opened a practice in Richmond, Ontario, with his home and office at 3451 McBean St., Richmond


Sep 16, 1924

Married to Beatrice Electra Carruthers in Carp, Ontario

His occupation is listed as Dentist





Apr 14, 1969

Replacement British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 2055 Carling Ave., Apartment 410A, Ottawa, Ontario


Jun 20, 1972

Frederick Falls Kemp DDS died in an Ottawa hospital and was buried in the Carp Presbyterian Cemetery, Carp, Ontario




From the Ottawa Citizen, March 12, 1938



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