Wilfred Sefton AWMM
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- WWII 401377 AWMM
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Wilfred Sefton Emmett
Wilfred Sefton Emmett, son of Leslie James Emmett and Mary Emmett of Wanganui, was a much loved brother of my father, Alfred William Emmett. I am one of several nephews who never had the opportunity to meet our Uncle Wilfred, or to personally thank him for his service and contribution to families stories. He studied agricultural sciences at Lincoln College, Canterbury, working as a farm advisor. He was an excellent swimmer and oarsman, rowing in the Mardi Cup races for the Aramoho Club. He was known for his leadership skills, even as a young man. He had a great sense of humour and a reputation for accepting a dare. A German training ship berthed in New Plymouth. Someone dared him to climb the main mast and take the flag. He did so, causing an incident in international relations. He was great with animals, especially horses. Born in 1915, he was 26 when he died.
Public - John Alfred - 11 April 2016
|11 April 2016||John Alfred||Melbourne, Australia||Other||
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