Archibald Stanley Emes died in Milford Hospital, Milford, Surrey, on 17 March 1976.
He enlisted as a boy soldier at 15 years of age into the 7th Queen’s Own Hussars on 2 November 1911. Within the Regiment he was always known as “Bungalow” Emes, the origin of the nickname is not known.
During the early years of his service, he was known to be a very active, boisterous, young man, and he later became one of the finest all-around sportsmen in the Regiment. He was a brilliant hockey player and on several occasions during service in India and the U.K. he was selected to play for various Army Hockey Teams.
Over the years, by his diligence and application, “Bungalow” gained the rewards of promotion, in 1935 he became the Regimental Sergeant-Major. In 1937 the Regiment was mechanised.
As the outbreak of war approached, the regimental career of Mr Emes drew to its close. After some 28 years of splendid service, he departed from the Regiment on 4 September 1939. On 5 September 1939, he was commissioned to serve in Royal Army Ordnance Corps, to enter a new way of life.
The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars of pre-war vintage will undoubtedly remember R.S.M. A. S. Emes as a very strong character, a highly respected disciplinarian, and always as the Regimental Sergeant-Major working for and in the interest of the Regiment.