31 July 2020

CWGC Beechwood Cemetery: Goldwin Otter Kemp

Goldwin Otter Kemp was born in Ottawa on 6 May 1885

Ottawa Journal, 2 August 1920

As a result of physical infirmities contracted while on active service with the Canadian expeditionary force in France, Lieutenant Goldwin Otter Kemp, youngest surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kemp, Westboro’, passed away yesterday afternoon (31 July 1920) in Spadina Hospital, Toronto. Since his return to Canada in the autumn of 1918, Lieutenant Kemp had suffered with an acute affliction of the heart and, during the early months of the present year, was forced to abandon his business and enter hospital for treatment.
Lieutenant Camp was very well known in the capital, where he received his early education, later graduating from the Ottawa Collegiate Institute. In pre-war days he was employed by the Bank of Ottawa and later left his position there to enter government Service in the Department of Customs. Upon the outbreak of the war, he joined the Canadian militia and assisted in the work of recruiting the 130th Battalion, with which unit he sailed to England. Following its disintegration, Lieutenant Kemp proceeded it to France and joined the 38th Battalion, serving with distinction with them until he was severely wounded during the desperate Canadian assault on the city of Cambrai, September 1918.  He was invalided to England and, after spending several months in the hospital, was evacuated to Canada in the late months of 1918.
Lieutenant Kemp upon discharge from the Army ... was placed in a responsible position under the Department of Customs in Toronto, which position he was forced to forgo when he entered Spadina Hospital early this year.
The late Lieutenant Kemp leaves to mourn his loss his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kemp, Westboro’; his widow, formerly Miss Edna Raper, daughter of John Raper; two young daughters Mavis and Beatrice; one brother Mr. D S Kemp, principal of Cambridge Street School, Ottawa. 
The funeral will be held from Rogers and Burney’s Chapel, Laurier Avenue West at 3 this afternoon.

Interment at Beechwood Cemetery is in Section 19, S-E part. 154

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