Benjamin Kempston Killerby (1899 to 1971), Busselton.

Kemp in his early year played soccer in the Busselton region he was also a patron and sponsor of the sport, in 1972 a cup named the Kemp Killerby Memorial Pioneer Cup was donated to the new SWSA competition.

Kemp Killerby, who was mayor of Busselton for 25 years and received the Queen on behalf of the district in 1954, expanded the Killerby stores into other towns in the region which included Cowaramup, Margaret River and Nannup.

In the 1930’s when Busselton was organizing their Centenary Carnival, a team from Albany were accommodated by Kemp in one of his properties, as the team could not afford to pay for accommodation in that era of poverty, unemployment and depression.

He was a great contributor to the soccer and the community as was his brother Dr Killerby, their name is still carried on in some of the vineyards of the area.


Photo 1930’s Busselton representative team with Kemp Killerby.