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Albert Kemp was born in Audlem, in Cheshire, in 1881. In 1891 he, and presumably his brother, John B. Kemp, were visiting a Richard Taylor and family at Perton Court, Perton, by Wolverhampton. By 1901 he was a boarder in the house of Martha Lambe of 25 Clarendon Street, Wolverhampton. He was living at the same address and working as an Assisting Brewer in 1911.

In 1915 he married Christine Morgan, and they had a son, John, born in the latter part of 1916. Albert became a Second Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, but was killed in action on 1 July 1916 (meaning that he would not have met his son). He was posthumously awarded the Victory and British War medals. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.