Eric John Emery

Eric John Emery was born between April and June 1917 to John Lawrence and Ethel Emery. John was born in Stoke and Ethel in Wolstanton and it appears that Eric was their only son. The family lived at 27 Bennett Place, Bradwell. 1

Eric went to school at Ellison Street and attended the Evening Institute there before getting a job at the Testing Office at Shelton Iron and Steel. He joined the RAF in 1935.He had been a Scout as a boy.2

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Eric John Emery 3

Eric served as Aircraftman 1st Class, 524329, Eric John Emery in 226 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. He died on 7th November 1939 aged 22 years when he developed appendicitis and secondary peritonitis. 4

He is buried in the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France and is commemorated in the Book of Remembrance in St. Andrews Church.

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Eric John Emery’s Grave at the Terlincthun British Cemetery 5

  1. ‘The Wolstanton Roll of Honour’ by Geoff Mayer and Chris Sheldon
  2. ‘The Wolstanton Roll of Honour’ by Geoff Mayer and Chris Sheldon
  3. Sentinel Photo courtesy ‘The Wolstanton Roll of Honour’ by Geoff Mayer and Chris Sheldon
  4. ‘The Wolstanton Roll of Honour’ by Geoff Mayer and Chris Sheldon
  5. Grave photo courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project