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VC937   James Samuel Emerson

Name   James Samuel Emerson   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   937   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 9th Battalion, No 2 Company

Later   Royal Irish Rangers

Now   Royal Irish Regiment

Rank VC Won    Temporary Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Seven Oaks, Collon, near Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Place Of Death   Near La Vacquerie, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, Louveral Military Cemetery, Doignies, 8 miles east of Bapaume, Nord, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 5

Gazetted   13 February 1918

VC Presented   3 April 1918 by Brigadier-General W Hackett-Payne CB at Whitworth Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland to his mother


P  Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France

Named on Family Headstone, Church of Ireland Churchyard, Collon, Co. Louth, Ireland

Named on War Memorial, In front of, Church of Ireland Churchyard, Collon, Co. Louth, Ireland

Named on War Memorial, Mary Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Ulster Tower, Thiepval, Somme, France

Named on Regimental Victoria Cross Memorial, St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Memorial Plaque, Mount Temple School, Dublin, Ireland

By The Way…

After amalgamations, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers are now the Royal Irish Regiment, whose mascot is an Irish Wolfhound called Brian Boru the 1X.

VC Held By




VC 936 VC 938
VC 936
VC 938

The First World War

BORN   3 August 1895

DIED   6 December 1918    AGE   22

VC Won   6 December 1917   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Near La Vacquerie, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917