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Forename(s): Bertie Phillip
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 67378
Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Battalion / Unit: 2/2nd (City of London) Battalion
Division: 58th (2/1st London) Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 28 to 30.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Bertie Phillip Emsley (born 1 January 1896) was the son of Major Wilkins and Clara Emsley, née Phillip. Major was born at Hartlington and Clara at Embsay, Yorkshire.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 31, High Street - Bertie P. Emsley, aged 5 years, born Skipton, son of M.W. and Clara Emsley.
1911 Embsay, Yorkshire Census: Rockwood House, Cragg View, Embsay - Bertie Emsley, aged 15 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Major and Clara Emsley.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Bertie P. Emsley, GS/67378, 2nd London Regiment Royal Fusiliers.
Bertie is commemorated in the 'Service Roll of Martins Bank'.
Short biographies of Bertie are included in:
‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).
‘Though lost to sight to memory ever dear - Embsay-with-Eastby First World War Roll of Honour’ by Jane Lunnon, David Turner, Chris Lunnon (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
EMSLEY, Bertie Phillip, 26th October, 1917. [Additional]
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Private Bertie Phillip EMSLEY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 58th (2/1st London) Division
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