WW1 Alumni

Kemp, EC

Ernest Charles Kemp

Ernest Charles Kemp

Lieutenant (Observer), Royal Flying Corps

Ernest Charles Kemp was a student at Alleyn’s and lived at 8 Arodene Road, Brixton Hill before joining the war effort. During his time at school, he was prefect from 1908-9 and was one of the pioneers of the House System. After the outbreak of war, he was granted a commission and joined the Royal Flying Corps as a Lieutenant. In 1916, he was serving on the Western Front in France when his plane was shot down by enemy fire on September 6th. He was known as a ‘very fine fellow’ who always followed orders well and he is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.