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Ian Robert Emslie

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Julia Report 2 Mar 2018 17:05

I am trying to find out about the military record of my husbands grandfather Ian Robert Emslie. He was born in Yorkshire in 1899 and died there in 1961. I know that he served in the Great War but that's as far as my knowledge goes. I would be truly grateful for any information anyone could give me. Thank you.


Kay???? Report 2 Mar 2018 22:36

There isnt a service record for that name.


this could be medal card.of what medals were given.but without any service number for him or other details its not 100%.

Last name Emslie
Year 1914-20
Service number 34849
Rank Private
Regiment West Riding Regiment
Service record Soldier Number: 34849, Rank: Private, Corps: West Riding Regiment
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Country Great Britain
Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive reference WO372/6
Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Medal rolls and honours
Collections from Great Britain, UK None


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Mar 2018 10:32

Different version of the above

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Robert Emslie
Regiment or Corps: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment
Regimental Number: 34849

Awarded the British & Victory Medals.

As he wasn’t awarded the 14 or 15 Star, it would imply that either he didn’t serve in a Theatre of War, or that it was from Jan 1916 onwards.

In case you were unaware, something like 70% of full service records were destroyed during WW2 bombing.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Mar 2018 10:44

Alternatives for Robert - there are no Ian’s.

Robert Emslie
Regiment or Corps: Machine Gun Corps
Regimental Number: 42471
(Victory & British medals)

Robert Emslie
Regiment or Corps: Royal Engineers
Regimental Number: 95335
(Victory & British medals)

Robert Hemsley
Regiment or Corps: Royal Field Artillery
Regimental Number: 40770
Probably not him as the image says Disc (deceased). Entered a theatre of war, France, 31/8/15

Less likely are a couple of others who served in a Scottish or London regiment.