The Things I have Seen: The Life of Frank Emberton D.C.M.

Posted: June 5, 2015 in Family History, Soldiers, War Memorials, WWI
Houses on Watling St, 1926 - 102 was Frank Emberton's after returning from India. (Historic England)

Houses on Watling St, 1926 – 102 was Frank Emberton’s after returning from India.
(Historic England)

Over the past year or so I have tried to bring back a little of the lives of the fallen soldiers from the locality, in order to show they are not just names on a stone and that they were real people. One problem with this is that the men that fought and survived are often overlooked, after all they had a life didn’t they? In this article I intended to pick a name of a soldier that served and survived at random from the roll of honour at Harrison’s Club, however I did notice that an F Emberton had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and so I thought I would tackle his story. I have published the story today as he would have been celebrating his 130th birthday and his story would take me from Bridgtown, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley to other places in Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Nothumberland, as well as France, Belgium and India… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/wyrley-landywood/the-harrisons-club-great-wyrley-war-memorial-history/the-things-i-have-seen-the-life-of-frank-emberton-d-c-m/

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