Clifford James George Emery, West View, Manor Asylum, Epsom

Researched and written by Brian Bouchard

Born at Carshalton, 5 August 1894, registered in Epsom District 9/1894, he was a son of Herbert Henry Emery and his wife Minnie Elizabeth, nee Hubbard. His father was employed as foreman in charge at Manor Asylum, Ewell. Members of the family lie interred in Epsom Cemetery.

A clerk, he was conscripted into 4th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment with a service number 206198 at Kingston upon Thames, 2 March 1917. He was court-martialled at Ramsgate, 16 March 1917, and sentenced to 6 months hard labour. He served time in Wormwood Scrubs prison from 26 March 1917 to 5 July 1917, then to Dartmoor. He was discharged as surplus to requirements on 14 December 1918.

It appears that Clifford J G Emery married Doris E Coppard, registered in Croydon District 9/1931, and they had two children born in 1937 & 1943 respectively. His demise aged 73 seems to have been registered at Tonbridge, 9/1967.

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