Private Ezra Samuel Francis Emerson
Serving Soldiers' Biographies
Private Ezra Samuel Francis Emerson GS/239103 Royal Fusiliers
Ezra was born to parents John Emerson a Horticultural Labourer from Eaton Bray and Ann nee Peppiat of Edlesborough in Regent Street Summerleys in 1893.
His father died in 1900 leaving Ann to bring up the family working at a printing works as a Book Sewer whilst Ezra at the age of 14 was working as a Bakers labourer and Delivery Boy possibly for Charles Newman whose shop was a few doors down in Summerleys.
Ezra enlisted in Bedford and initially was 2927 in the Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion. He was also attached to The Royal West Kent Regiment 266828 and then to The Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment 43rd Garrison which was a unit formed in France in 1918 manned by troops who had been rated as medically unfit for frontline duty.
Ezra was recorded as died 3rd November 1918 in France buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery Sangatte Pasde Callais France Grave Vi C6A.