Thursday, 25 June 2015

Emmett, Harry - Private (241647)

Private Harry Emmett
1st/5th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
3rd June 1917,
Age 41
Buried Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery.

Newspaper Report:


Mrs. Emmett, of 29 Bury Road, Haslingden, is informed that her husband, Private Harry Emmett, aged 41, and formerly a weaver at Cotton's Laneside Mill, was fatally wounded in action in France on June 3rd, 1917.
In a letter to Mrs. Emmett a sergeant states that the deceased was brought in by stretcher bearers, died without pain and was buried beisde a chum of the same regiment.
"He was very popular among the boys," the letter adds, "and they all feel his loss greatly."
The deceased enlisted in September, 1915, and went to the front last June.  He was a scholar at Trinity Baptist Sunday School, and by error his name is omitted from the roll of honour.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Private Harry Emmett, killed in action in France, June 3rd 1917.

"Sleep on, dear brother, and take your rest,
For God takes those He loves the best;
On earth there's strife, in heaven rest,
They miss you most who loved you best."

Ever remembered by his loving Sister and Brother in law, 14 High Street, also John (in Mesopotamia)

"Dear is the spot where our brother is laid,
Sweet is the memory, it never shall fade;
Leaves may wither, and fall from the trees,
If others forget him, never shall we,
Dearer to memory than words can tell,
Are thoughts of him we loved so well."

Ever remembered by his Sister and Brother, Betty and John, 14 High Street and 51 Wells Street.

"Duty called him, he was there,
To do his bit and take his share;
Saviour, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now our brave one sleeping,
"May his reward be as great as his sacrifice."

From his Wife and Stepson (serving with the American Forces).

Pte Harry Emmett - Census Information - (Click over to enlarge)