Thursday, 25 June 2015

Emison, Frank - Lance Corporal (94246)

Lce Corp Frank Emison
19th Battalion,
The King's (Liverpool Regiment),
Died of Wounds,
30th April 1918,
Age 24
Buried Esquelbecq Military Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

Mr and Mrs. Emison, of 26 Bury Road, Haslingden have received official notification of the death from wounds received in action, of their son, Lance Corporal Frank Emison, East Lancashire Regiment.  A letter from the sister in charge of a clearing station writes, that deceased was admitted there on the 29th April, suffering from gunshot wounds in the head and abdomen and both arms.  He was unconscious throughout and suffered no pain.  He was to be buried in a pretty little cemetery with military honours.  The sister adds, "Please accept our great sympathy in your loss, We feel so sorry for the poor wives and mothers waiting behind."  Deceased was connected with Haslingden Congregational Chapel.  He served his apprenticeship with mr. H. Clark grocer, Market Place, and later took a situation at Ramsbottom.  He joined up two years ago last January in the King's Liverpool Regiment, but was afterwards transferred to the East Lancs.  For a time he acted as machine gun sergeant instructor in England.  He had not been long in France.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving remembrance of L'Cpl Frank Emison, who died of wounds April 30th, 918.

"This day brings back the memory,
Of our dear son laid to rest,
And we who think of him to-day,
Are those who loved him best."

From Father and Mother.

"There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance live for ever."


Lce Corp Frank Emison - Census information - (Click over to enlarge)