Born: 1892, Notting Hill, Middlesex.

Baptised: 3rd September 1893, St. James Norlands, Kensington. Parents Sophie & William Charles – a milkman. Address: 19, St. John’s Place, Kennsington.

Died: 28th April 1918; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: London.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 370462; Regiment: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 8th Battalion.

Formerly 2083, London Regiment.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Crouy British Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sophie & the late William Charles Emberson, of Penge, Surrey.




1901   19, St. John’s Place, Kensington, Middlesex.


William was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Emberson, 47, paralyzed, born Chelmsford, Essex.

Sophie Emberson (nee Dawson), 46, a Needlewoman – Shirts, born Baddow, Essex.

Charles Francis Emberson, 16, an Agent, born Notting Hill, Middles.

Nellie Dawson Emberson, 11, born Notting Hill, Middlesex.

1 boarder.


1911   2, Woodbine Place, Woodbine Grove, Penge, Surrey.


Willaim was 17 years old, a Telegraph Messenger – G.P.O. He was living with his parents & sister.

Charles, 57, partly paralyzed.

Sophie, 55.

Nellie, 21, Laundry Work – Ironer.

1 6 year old visitor.


William’s father Charles Emberson died, 1913, Croydon, Surrey.


In 1916, Ipswich, William married Annie Baker.


London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 8th Battalion:


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