fitted with replacement silver clip and straight bar suspension (Corp. William Emmott. Royal Horse Guards.). Generally good fine to very fine with wear overall particularly to naming of Corp. (1)
Captain William Emmott was born in 1790 and came from a Lancashire family, he enlisted into the Royal Horse Guards in 1810 and served in the Peninsula and at the Battle of Waterloo (entitled to MGS with bars Vittoria and Toulouse and Waterloo). He became Quartermaster of the Regiment and eventually retired on half-pay. He was appointed Captain and Adjutant on the formation of the Worcester Yeomanry by Lord Plymouth in 1831 where he served in this Captaincy until in death on the 14th April 1865. He was buried at Tardebigge, the funeral was attended by Lord Lyttleton, the Lord Lieutenant, the Bromsgrove and Redditch Companies of Rifle Volunteers, and 450 of the Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry with the Band, under command of Lord Dudley.
The lot comes with a photocopy of a portrait of him in uniform on horseback, details of the Emmott family and other related research.
There is a memorial to him at St.Bartholomew's, Tardebigge "To the memory of Captain William Emmott formerly of the Royal Horse Guards who died 14.4.1865. This monument is erected by Harriett Baroness Windsor, in grateful token of the zeal and energy envinced by him in the discharge of his duties as Adjutant of the Queens Own Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry under her brother The Earl of Plymouth and her husband The Hon R.H.Clive".