Rank: Chaplain to the Forces
Regiment: The Gordon Highlanders
Biography: Son of Revd. William Emslie, China Inland Mission, and of Jessie Douglas Emslie (nee Cuthbert); born China, 15 March 1899 ; educated in China. In the first world war he served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and won the M.M. Desiring to enter the church, he took the modified course in Arts and Divinity from 1930 to 1935, and subsequently became minister of the West Church, Crieff. At the outbreak of war he became a Chaplain to the Forces and was posted to the Gordon Highlanders. In May 1940 he was drafted to France when the fighting was at its height and died of wounds in an Advanced Dressing Station on 12 June 1940.
Honours: Military Medal
Date of Death: 12 June 1940
Burial Details: Buried at St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery, C, 33
Publication: Roll of Remembrance. Published 1952.
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