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Max William Pailthorpe Emerson was a Scout with 3rd Grimsby (Mayor’s own) Growing up he lived with his parents at 10 Cromwell Road, Grimsby and attended St.James’ School and the municipal college.  Just before the war was working as a clerk in the London Joint Stock Bank in Doncaster.
At the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted as a Private in the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons, but shortly afterwards joined the 5th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry as a Second Lieutenant. He had survived the fighting in France for over 12 months, but was killed in action at the Battle of Albert (part of the Battle of the Somme) on the 5th July 1916, Aged 20.    He is buried at the Authuile Military Cemetery in France, and commemorated on the rood Screen in the War memorial Chapel in Grimsby Minster.

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