Born: 5th April 1885, Cawston, Norfolk.

Died: at 3:45pm, 21st April 1918. Age 33; Died from the effects of gas at the 9th General Hospital, Rouen. Gassed 12th March 1918.

Residence: 22, Chenery Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Carpenter.


Entered the Service: 24th April 1917 – joined the Howe Battalion – 27th September 1917. Gun Shot Wound 26th October 1917 – invalided to the UK 1st November 1917 – B.E.F. 18th February 1918 – joined the Drake Battalion 3rd March 1918 – Gassed 12th March 1918.


Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: R/1242

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve; Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division.


Memorial Reference:

St. Sever Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of William C. Emms of, 22, Chenery Street, Ipswich.




1891   Chapel Street, Cawston, Norfolk.


Frederick was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings

William Claxton Emms, 42, a Wheelwright; born Beeston, Norfolk.

Susannah Jane Emms (nee Selfe), 41; born Swaffham Norfolk.

Alice Clara Emms, 28, born Swaffham, Norfolk.

Emma Jane Emms, 18, born East Dereham, Norfolk.

Noah Walter Emms, 17, a Coach Builder’s Apprentice, born East Dereham.

William Henry Emms, 13, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Costessey, Norfolk.

Beatrice Ellen Emms, 10, born Costessey.

Frank Samuel Emms, 8, born Foulsham, Norfolk.

Archibald Albert Emms, 2, born Cawston, Norfolk.


1901     Chancery Lane, Foulsham, Norfolk.


Frederick was 15 years old, a Gardener (domestic). He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 52, a Wheelwright.

Susannah, 51.

Beatrice, 20.

Frank, 18, a Blacksmith.

Archibald, 12.

Ronald Herbert Emms, 8, born Cawston, Norfolk.


1911   22, Chenery Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 25 years old, a Carpenter for a builder. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 62, a Wheelwright for a shipping trader.

Susannah, 60.

Beatrice, 30, a Dressmaker.

Ronald, 17, a Clerk at an Engineers.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division:

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