World War I
Robert William Emberson

Robert William Emberson was a private in the 4th Battn Essex Regt (200763), he lived in Padhams Green, Mountnessing and enlisted at Warley. On 27th March 1917 he was killed in action in Palestine and is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial, he was 20 years old.
The Jerusalem Memorial stands in Jerusalem War Cemetery, 4.5 kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus. JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY was begun after the occupation of the city, with 270 burials. It was later enlarged to take graves from the battlefields and smaller cemeteries in the neighbourhood. There are now 2,514 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery, 100 of them unidentified.
Within the cemetery stands the JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, commemorating 3,300 Commonwealth servicemen who died during the First World War in operations in Egypt or Palestine and who have no known grave. Robert was the son of Lucy Emberson and the late George Emberson.
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