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Emms Francis Bassett

 

 

 

Born 28 Nov 1909 4 Goderich St Launceston to Henry Joseph and Stella Marion Emms Leading Cook Emms was in the permanent RAN 

The Mercury 3 Sep 1942 

 POSTHUMOUS HONOUR

LEADING COOK F. B. EMMS who was mentioned in despatches after he was killed in action in gallant circumstances. He was manning a machine gun which was constantly attacked by waves of diving aircraft. Although seriously wounded, he continued to fire his gun till the enemy was beaten off. He collapsed and died shortly afterwards.

His action was described as a shining example of courage. Lcading Cook Emms was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Emms, of Hobart. His wife and daughter live in Sydney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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