1914/15 Trio to 2372 SJT G Emmott West Yorkshire / Awarded MM / KIA
Gilbert Emmott was born in Bolton Wood, Yorkshire. He enlisted in Bradford and from his service number we can see that he was probably a pre-war territorial.
Landed in France on 16th of April 1915 with ‘D’ Company of the 1/6th battalion. The battalion was heavily engaged on the Somme in 1916. Emmott was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the battle. This is indicated by the London gazette date of 1st September 1916.
Emmott was sadly killed in action on 9th October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele.