|Place of birth||Porterdown, Co Armagh, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Dorrigo, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Father, David Emerson, Cessnock, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Armidale, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/11/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 31922 Driver Joseph Edward EMERSON, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.|
War service: Egypt
Admitted to Convalescent Camp, Port Said, 28 December 1915 (enteric).
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Commonwealth', 21 January 1916.
Re-embarked form Sydney, 26 April 1916, on board HMAT A 39 'Port Macquarie', as 1541 Private, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement.
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 22 July 1916.
Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 12 October 1917; rejoined unit, 22 October 1917.
Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 June 1918 (malaria); transferred to Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 July 1918; rejoined unit, 10 September 1918.
Admitted to Scottish Horse Field Ambulance, 25 June 1918 (pyrexia); discharged, 26 June 1918; rejoined unit, Jerusalem, 9 October 1918.
Attached to Farrier School, Moascar, 20 December 1918; rejoined unit, Rafa, from attachment, 12 February 1919.
Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom, 12 April 1919; granted leave, 23 April-24 May 1919. Marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery Convalescent Camp, Heytesbury, 24 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Prinz Ludwig', 9 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 7 November 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EMERSON Samuel John|