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2nd Lieutenant, 10th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Killed in action on Friday 4th June 1915, age 26.

Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey.

Former student of commerce.


 

John was born at Nantucket, Massachusetts , U.S.A. on 9th August 1888. His father, George Henry Emmott, was a Barrister and Professor of Law at the University of Manchester and Dean of the Faculty of Law at Liverpool University. John was the nephew of Lord Alfred Emmot of Oldham. He was educated at Birkenhead School (1902-1905) and then entered the University of Manchester from where he gained a degree in Commerce in 1908. After his studies he joined the large cotton spinning business of Emmot and Walshaw, Oldham, which had five factories. He was the last man in his family to take care of the business. He married Doris Lee Ascroft on 27th August 1913 at St. Thomas’ Church, Werneth.

John was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Manchester Territorials on 9th March 1914 and went to war with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, landing in Gallipoli in May 1915. On 15th June John was reported to be wounded and in hospital in Alexandria, but 10 days later it was reported that he had in fact died on 4th June 1915.

He left £7646 18s. 2d. to his father and a cotton spinner called Ethelbert Stott. John’s widow’s only brother died on the same day in the same action.