Edward James Emm

Surname: Emm
Other names: Edward James
Other people in this story:
George Emm
Linda Emm née Barter
Violet May Emm née Warman
Locations in this story:
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
Water Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Poona, India
Flamestone, Wilton, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Bishopstone, Wiltshire

Edward James Emms was born in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, on 23rd April 1898 and baptised there on 22nd May 1898, the son of George Emm and Linda Emm (née Barter).  The family had moved to Water Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, by 1911 and from there Edward enlisted on 13th May 1916. He was mobilized on 11th January 1917, joining the Royal Engineers becoming a Sapper (Shoeing Smith) (Service No. 222108).  He served in Poona, India, and was eventually discharged on 21st January 1920.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Violet May (or Marguerite according to the marriage record) Warman in Wilton, Wiltshire, on 9th Jun 1921 and initially, per the 1921 Census, lived in Water Street, Berwick St. John where Edward was described as a Shoeing and General Smith.  There are no records of children.  By the 1939 Register he was living at the Cottage, Flamestone, Wilton Wiltshire.  His death is recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, District Registry in 1972 and he was buried at Bishopstone, Wiltshire, on 1 Dec 1972.


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