The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Frederick John Emblein

EMBLEIN, Frederick John

Frederick John Emblein was born in Shrewsbury in early 1872 to Henry Isaac Emblein and Emma Bowdler. Frederick was the fifth of their six children. Henry Emblein was a ‘Tin Plate Worker’. In the 1891 census Frederick, then aged nineteen, gave his occupation as Hairdresser and he continued with that career. He married Nellie Farrington on the 26th of December 1898 and they had two children, Frederick Charles in 1900 and Harry in 1901.

Frederick Emblein enlisted at Shrewsbury in June 1915 into the Territorial Force and was posted to the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (Number 20721). In April 1916 he transferred to the Royal Defence Corps. In October 1918 he was with the 462nd Protection Company in Ireland and, along with seventeen other members of that Company, he was returning to England on leave when he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October.

He did not survive the sinking but his body was recovered and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. Frederick and Nellie were living in Fairford Place in Shrewsbury at that time and Nellie was still there at the time of the 1939 Register.



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