1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Harold Theodore Emerson

Contributed by: Wendy Bailey, on 2008-11-06

Harold Theodore Emerson
First Name Harold Theodore
Surname Emerson
Year of Birth 1897
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), Royal Engineers
Place of Wartime Residence Handsworth, Staffordshire

Harold Theodore's Story

My great Uncle Harold was originally in the Royal Engineers and he qualified for his 1914-1915 Star Medal when he went into a theatre of War on 5 November 1914. He was later commissioned into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was Killed in Action serving with the 8th Bn. Loyal North Lancs on 10 July, 1916, during an attack towards the rear of the village of Ovillers la Boiselle (Somme). The 8th Bn were fighting along a trench towards the rear of Ovillers and were counter-attacked several times and made little progress ..... casualties 247. One of these would have been 2nd Lt H T Emerson, his body was never found and he is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He died aged 18.

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