Private Edward George Emsley, 10th Battalion London Regiment
We are very grateful to Gerry Emsley and his son Martin Emsley for contacting us recently to tell us the story of their relative Edward George Emsley (the uncle of Gerry) – a Private in the 10th Battalion London Regiment who was at Hurdcott Camp during 1916. Tragically, Edward was killed by dashing across the road (the present A30) in bad weather and was hit by a motor vehicle which he did not see. We have been given several documents relating to Edward and you can see them below. Such a sad story. Edward is buried in the neighbouring parish of Baverstock at the beautiful St Edith’s Church.