A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : William Robin Kemp -

Location

In St Mildred's Churchyard, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

Additional inscripton on family headstone.
Headstone

Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : W R Kemp
 
Inscription


IN MEMORY OF
MABEL MARY COX
DIED JULY 1ST 1956 AGED 68
ALSO HER SON ROBIN KEMP R.N.
LOST AT SEA JAN 29TH 1944
"THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD"

OLIVE LUCY MAY KEMP
1912 - 2001
LOVING WIFE OF ROBIN
TOGETHER AT LAST.


 
Further Information

William Robin Kemp

Son of : William Kemp and Mabel Mary Kemp (née Kelleway), later Cox, of Ventnor.

Born : 1913 Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Married : 23 Dec 1939, Olive Lucy May Stinton, Ruislip, Middlesex.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, January 12, 1940 Page 2

MARRIAGE
KEMP-STINTON. - On Dec, 23rd, 1939, at Ruislip Parish Church, William Robin Kemp, R.N., only son of Mrs. W.H. Cox, The Dene, St. Keverne, Cornwall, and the late Mr. W. Kemp, of Ventnor, to Olive, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Stinton, Ruislip.


Service information :

Chief E.R.A. D/MX 51652 William Robin Kemp, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Spartan.

Casualty information :

Died at sea, 29 Jan 1944, aged 30.

Commemorated at : Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

CWGC record ...
 
Other Newspaper reports

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, May 21, 1943 Page 1

News has been received that Mr. Robin Kemp has been elected an Associate of the Institute of Naval Architects. Mr. Kemp, who has been serving with the Royal Navy for the past eight years, is an old boy of the Helston County School, Cornwall, and is the son of Mrs. Cox, The Dene, St. Keverne, Cornwall, and the late Mr. William Kemp, of Ventnor.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, June 30, 1944 Page 1

News of the presumed death of Mr. Robin Kemp, who spent his boyhood days in Ventnor, will be received with sorrow by his many friends in this district. Mr. Kemp, a Chief E.R.A. in the Royal Navy, was attached to H.M.S. Spartan. Only 30 years of age, he was the only child of Mrs. Cox, The Dene, St. Keverne, Cornwall, and the late Mr. William Kemp, of Ventnor.


IWCP July 1944

From the Isle of Wight County Press July 1944

Commemorated on this Island Memorial :
 
Ventnor St Alban's Church Memorial Scroll (Gifts)

Also commemorated at :

St Keverne War Memorial, Cornwall

Further information :

Royal Institution of Naval Architects Wikipedia entry

Royal Institution of Naval Architects

HMS Duke of York Wikipedia entry

HMS Spartan Wikipedia entry

Acknowledgements :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

Page status :

Page last updated : 21 July 2015 (added further newspaper report)


 
 

 
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