Hopeful to make further announcements soon that 3 “lost” lads from Leeds, currently only named at Thiepval, are beginning the long journey out of obscurity - all thanks to a single spoon engraved with its owners service number.
Private William Emsley. Service N°: 17/1593
Aged 30 of the 17th Bn. 2nd Leeds (Bantams) West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), died on Jul 17, 1916.
Remembered at Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D. France. Believed to be interred in an unmarked grave at Delville Wood Cemetery alongside 3 comrades who died on the same day.
Son of William and Nancy Emsley, brother of Joseph (also served) of Watson's Square, Stanningley. Named at Trinity Wesleyan Church Memorial Board @ the Manor Hall.