Other names: Edward James
Locations in this story: Broad Chalke, WiltshireWater Street, Berwick St. John, WiltshirePoona, IndiaFlamestone, Wilton, WiltshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: 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 Warman in Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1921. 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.