Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Arthur Charles Emson was born in 1891 in Hartlebury, Worcestershire. He was the son of Arthur Charles Emson, a railway signalman, and his wife Rosa. Arthur junior followed his father into the railways. In 1911 he was living at The Station, Cross House nr. Shrewsbury where he was working as Railway Signal Porter.
During the war Arthur served with the Royal Engineers 19th Railway Operating Company in Salonika. He died on 15th September, 1918, probably of 'natural causes' - maybe influenza or the malaria which was rife in the Balkan theatre of war. He is buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria.
Sapper Arthur Charles Emson, WR/29654, was awarded the Victory and British medals.
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