1. Grave:Serre Road Cemetery No.2X. G. 11.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.122
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour45C GQS

Awards & Titles:

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Medaille Militaire

Family :

Son of Peter Emslie; husband of the late Helen Ann Emslie. Born at Linlithgow. Resident at Wood Green (1911).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 28th Battalion London Regiment (Artists' Rifles) 

1/28th (County of London) Battalion (Artist's Rifles) August 1914 : at Dukes Road, Euston Road. Army Troops attached to 2nd London Division. Moved on mobilisation to St Albans area. 28 October 1914 : left Division and moved to France. Established as an Officers Training Corps based at Bailleul, going in April 1915 to St Omer. 28 June 1917 : transferred to 190th Brigade in 63rd (Royal Naval) Division.

Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 

21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

The immediate thing noticeable about this soldier is that he had completed 22 years 320 days "exemplary" Colour Service on the 31st July 1914, when discharged as a Colour Sergeant in the Scots Guards. He had enlisted at Edinburgh into the Scots Guards on 21st September 1891 when aged 18 years old, but a further note shows previous service in "Submarine Mining" with the Royal Engineers. His service number No. 9158.

From his military record it appears he became attached or move to the 28th (Artists) Rifles on the 11th October 1907 and served the rest of his long career with them. His records stop upon discharge, but it is evident that he reenlisted and became the RSM.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Rosemary No. 2851 E.C.London

31st May 1911
20th November 1911
8th January 1912

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