Emmerton, Ernest: Service no. 53906

Digitized Service Record

Brother to Major Richard Emmerton.

Excerpt from a letter from Edna Nelson (Wife of Major G.W. Nelson) to Edith Kidd dated May 2, 1916:

“Major Emmerton’s brother Sergt. Emmerton was shot in the face and the piece of shrapnel had to be cut out of muscles of his neck. He is in England now and has lost sense of taste and smell completely. Lance Corporal Fleming of Owen Sound a fine big six-footer and really good looking chap had lost one leg. The shell that hit him killed the two men with him in Transport service.”

Lance-Corporal Fleming is most likely Edward Fleming, reg. no. 53240 who was wound April 11, 1916 from a GSW to the right leg and was do die of those wounds and gas gangrene on April 19, 1916.

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