Like many of his generation, Charles Frederick Emptage lied about his age when he enlisted in 1909, probably to escape the poverty many of people in England suffered. He saw service in Singapore and India and on the outbreak of war in 1914 he returned to England and was posted to Belgium early in 1915.
Exploding lamp causes house fire in Los Angeles.
In the wills and testaments of our early Emptage ancestors and in the occupations given in the early parish registers, there are several references to a person being a yeoman. What was a yeoman?
Michael Emptiach left four ewes and four lambs to each of his four sons and the residue of his goods to his wife Christina.
Twelve year old Peter Emptage made a grim discovery when he opened a sack he found floating in the Grand Union canal
30 lifeboatmen from Margate rewarded by the Norwegian government following the rescue of the crew of the barque “Farsund”