Portrait courtesy of Kelvin Dakin.



Born: 1889, Somersham, Suffolk.

Baptised: 28th July 1889, Somersham.

Died: 16th September 1916; age 27; KiA.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; employed at Edward Packard & Co., Bramford, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st August 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 16174; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,






1891   Somersham, Suffolk.


Maurice was a year old and living with his parents.

Joseph William Emsden, 27, an Agricultural Labourer, born Nettlestead, Suffolk.

Alice Emsden (nee Seager), 25, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.


1901   Hill Cottages, Little Blakenham, Suffolk.


Maurice was 11 years old and living with his widowed father & brother.

Joseph, 37, a Horseman on Farm.

Frederick George Emsden, 9, born Somersham.


1911   30, Waveney Road, Ipswich.


Maurice was 22 years old, a General Labourer – Chemical Manure Manufacturer. He was living with his father, brother, father’s wife & step siblings.

Joseph, 47, an Agricultural Labourer.

Eliza Harriet Emsden (nee Green), 43, born Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Frederick, 19, a Labourer – Chemical Manure Manufacturer.

Ethel Gertrude Emsden, 8, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Joseph Herbert Emsden, 7, born Bramford.

Florence Louisa Emsden, 4, born Bramford.

Frank Albert Emsden, 2, born Bramford.


Maurice’s mother Alice Emsden died, 1898, Little Blakenham, Suffolk.


Maurice is also remembered on the Edward Packard & Co. factory war memorial at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bramford, Suffolk.

Suffolk reg


Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion:

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